The National, Friday, June 3rd 2011
I DOUBT the new opposition leader is capable of leading the opposition to win the general election next year and form government.
His recent comments about Sir Michael Somare are childish and illogical.
Sir Michael has proven that he is still the best leader to lead Papua New Guinea.
He has never moved a vote of no-confidence against any former prime minister.
If Sir Michael truly calls it a day, then the National Alliance will struggle to win elections.
Even when he was the opposition leader, Sir Michael and the rest of the older generation helped shape PNG into what it is today.
I dare predict that the opposition leader and the younger generation of leaders will not be able to ride out the high waves and lead PNG to the bottom of the ocean.
He must not let the old generation leave with a curse but a blessing.
He is enjoying and reaping where we have built and produced from nothing.
He has done nothing for the new generation and is already destroying the foundation we laid with Sir Michael.
Sir Michael Somare Advocate