Motion of no Confidence against Manetiva today

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Premier of Central Islands Province, Stanley Manetiva
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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

No confidence motion against Premiere Stanley Menetiva will be decided at the Assembly Chamber in Tulagi today.

This comes after the Speaker of the Central Islands Provincial Assembly, Francis Moah rescheduled the date from Tuesday, March 23 to March 25 to debate the motion.

Premier Manetiva has, since notified of the motion, been openly expressing confidence in defeating the motion.

He claims commanding a majority government, with all MPAs in his team loyal to him.

Meanwhile, Speaker Moah has clarified that the motion of no confidence against Premier Manetiva will be valid on March 25 not March 23.

He said the provincial executives did not debate the motion of no confidence against Manetiva during the Full Assembly Meeting on Tuesday. This is because it does not meet the seven days’ notice required under Standing Order 107.

According to Speaker Moah, his office received the motion on Monday, March 15 and the notice was issued dated March 16 to meet the seven days notice.

Moah said after seeking legal opinions, they were advised to reschedule.

“This is based on Part 1, section 3(f) of the Standing Order which explains the meaning of Clear Days. The seven clear days required by Section 107 of the Standing Order, does not include Saturdays or Sundays or Public holidays.”


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