Opposition to file vote of no confidence


THE Opposition will file a vote of no-confidence (Vonc) motion once the Government’s grace period ends on Feb 5.
Opposition’s shadow attorney-general and Sinasina-Yongmugl MP Kerenga Kua said Vonc was a constitutional process that could not be subjected to judicial review or interference.
A special Supreme Court reference was sought by the Government on Monday to prevent a no-confidence motion brought up by the Opposition.
However, Kua clarified that the judicial arm could not review or interfere with the Vonc unless something was not done right within its process.
“So we are free to file a Vonce motion as any other interpretation would be seen as an abuse,” he said.
Police commissioner Gari Baki said during his conference that police would not be used as a medium in the upcoming vote of no confidence.
“I want to make it very clear that this is not a political statement but based on past experiences, the police have often been used as mediums by politicians,” he said.
Baki said that he didn’t want the RPNGC to be taking sides.