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Friday, October 06, 2006

Solomon Prime Minister faces no confidence motion today

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare faces a no confidence motion in Parliament today.

Parliament office confirms the motion is down in the order paper for today's meeting. Opposition Leader, Fred Fono will move the motion. The no confidence motion against Prime Minister Sogavare comes merely five months after the Grand Coalition Government he leads was sworn into office in April.

The Opposition Group in Parliament says it wants Mr Sogavare removed as Prime Minister because he had failed to fulfil delivering services promised to the people since taking office.

According to reports from Honiara, Mr Sogavare had maintained he still commands the support of more than half of the 50 members of parliament to defeat the motion.

However,reliable sources have told SIBC a number of key Government members have pledged in writing to support the Opposition in its bid to oust the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Honiara residents have been urged to let Parliamentarians deal with the planned motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Various community leaders in Honiara have called for people in the capital to go about their daily work. Chief of Fishing Village in Honiara Robert Satu is appealing to his people to stay out of any activities that are unlawful. He says the people are urged to continue with their work and live peacefully with others in the community.

Similar sentiments were also expressed by the Solomon Islands National Council of Women. The council says whatever the outcome of the Motion of No Confidence, Solomon Islanders must remain united.

Source: SIBC

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