Thursday, December 15, 2011

NGO and TI to push for dialogue, leaders call for traditional Melanesian mediation

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Source: the Papua New Guinea Blogs, for more follow

Papua New Guinea created history yet again today, when Parliament suspended the Governor General Sir Michael Ogio, for refusing to swear-in Peter O'Neil, as Prime Minister.The O'Neil Cabinet met after lunch today, deciding on the fate of the G-G and then went ahead with the decision, after Parliament resumed, this afternoon.The Governor-General was summoned this morning by Parliament to swear in Mr O'Neil at around two o'clock, but he refused saying, he only recognizes the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, as the legitimate Prime Minister.Speaker of Parliament, Jeffery Nape, will now be the acting Governor-General, with all likelihood of him swearing-in Peter O'Neil, as the Prime Minister.

Well known Activist, Noel Anjo tells PNGFM that they will be peacefully gathering at Waigani today to petition the Governor General Sir Michael Ogio to immediately intervene into the current political crises and immediately call for the two current Prime Ministers to come

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