Political stability vital: MP

The National, Thursday July 14th, 2016

ENGA Governor Sir Peter Ipatas is calling for political stability following the decision of the Supreme Court to recall Parliament to deal with a motion of no-confidence filed by the Opposition.
Parliament will meet tomorrow to debate the motion filed by Opposition Leader Don Polye for a vote of non-confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
“This is the decision of the highest court in the land. We respect it and Parliament will sit and conduct its business according to standing orders,” Sir Peter said in a statement.
“The Office of the Prime Minister belongs to the people, and Parliament is the appropriate and proper forum to determine who occupies this office, through Members of Parliament who are mandated with that responsibility.
“We exercised that responsibility in 2012, and we will do so again on Friday. I want to assure our people that as a government, we will continue to support Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
“He has an impressive track record and I am confident Parliament will overwhelmingly vote for him to complete his term.”
He said the coalition government led by O’Neill had the numbers to defeat the Opposition motion.
“We want political stability in our country.”
We have provided that for four years, and we will see it through to the 2017 general election, which is only nine months away.”