People’s National Congress Party leader, Mr. Peter O’Neill said that the position of Prime Minister should not just be about O’Neill or Marape.
“I encourage leaders who have been elected properly and who are genuinely interested in rescuing PNG from the economic and social chaos Marape has plunged the country into the past three years, to consider putting their hand up for the top job.”
“The role of Prime Minister should be filled by a person who has firstly been elected with integrity – who has been mandated by the people honestly. It is critical junction for our young nation, and we urgently need a Papua New Guinean who has a vision for our country and who can pull the nation together and lead us forward.
There is a very worrying “fake Government” and deep hatred that has crept into politics under the Marape leadership that is tearing at the cohesion that has kept our country peaceful. There are no celebrations around the country despite the apparently overwhelming election of Pangu candidates. Very strange. No one at all seems proud of their apparent chosen leaders rather people are scared with no one to turn to with all avenues for justice closed off to the regular person.
The National General Election has magnified the level of violence, hatred, and unfairness in society. It is time for a leader to step forward who can bring peace and execute on clear policies.
“I am quite happy to spend my time focused on Ialibu Pangia and home Province of Southern Highlands. This creates space for young, dynamic leaders from within our People’s National Congress Party and all parties to step up and form Government. You will have my 100% support and I ask nothing special in return.”
“Let me make it clear. I do not believe that I have a right to be the only alternative to Marape for the Prime Minister position. It was my greatest privilege to lead Papua New Guinea, but I recognise that we need to heal and move forward, and that the restoration may move faster when leaders listen to the will of the people. I am prepared to support alternative Prime Minister candidates as I and my party are prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue PNG.”
I can assure those who may contemplate being the next Prime Minister, that the propaganda coming from the locked and guarded at Kalabus Pangu (Loluata Resort) is not true. Party leaders and power brokers are deeply concerned about the unprecedented election fraud and lack of regard for democracy that abounds.
“Leaders are worried the economy is in tatters. They are asking why our economy is performing so badly that the IMF has announced that they are opening a dedicated office in Port Moresby to monitor more closely the Treasury functions. The closure of the Porgera mine and the failure to move ahead in three years with any new major investments such as Wafi Golpu, along with massive borrowings and wastage has shredded our financial position.”
“Genuine leaders do not want another five years like the last three.”
Our children are growing up thinking this violent society is normal. We now seem to be in freefall economically and socially and need to use this moment in time to reset ourselves and move forward with new leadership.
I believe PNG deserves a change to heal some of the open wounds that currently exist and encourage ambitious, properly elected leaders to use this conclusion of the National General Elections to make their moves. I offer our numbers; the numbers of our partners and my support to provide the platform to support a dynamic leader from any party to step up.
Let us not let this moment pass. Foreign interests want desperately to keep this easily manipulated Prime Minister in his position. We must regain control of our country.