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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I voted for Derek Sikua because I was unhappy with former government's plan to grab G-assets: Peter Boyers

Controversial former finance minister Peter Boyers yesterday dropped a bombshell: "I voted for Dr Derek Sikua."

At the same time he revealed that he opposed the former Manasseh Sogavare's plan to sell G-vehicles to themselves.

Mr Boyers' stunning revelation enlightens government guesses as to which MPs voted with their solid 26 to make a 32-15 landslide victory over Patteson Oti last month.

"No man is my master - I made my own decision," the MP for West New Georgia/Vona Vona said.

Mr Boyers added that he voted against the former government because he was unhappy with their intentions to grab government assets including vehicles in the dying hours of the previous coalition.

He stressed that he had objected to the idea of selling the government vehicles because he knew it was a wrong thing to do.

Meanwhile, Mr Boyers has appealed to his colleagues who are still holding onto government vehicles to return them. He said the vehicles belong to the government and they need to be returned to ministers to perform state duties.

Mr Boyers is the first former minister to return his vehicle. He confirmed surrendering his vehicle saying he has no right to hold onto it after he was removved from office.

Source: Solomon Star

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