Opposition refutes media claims, urges Gov’t on

THE Parliamentary Opposition has refuted the Island Sun headline on Tuesday this week alleging that it is colluding with Deputy Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare to overthrow Prime Minister Rick Hou.

Opposition Leader Hon Manasseh Maelanga said the reports come as a surprise to the Opposition Group as they have no intention to support any move to remove the Prime Minister, who was only elected three months ago.

Mr Maelanga said he had already clearly articulated the position of the Opposition Group after one of the local newspapers made similar allegations earlier on. The group will not meddle in any internal politics of the government.

He said that Opposition aims to allow Prime Minister Hou to complete his term in office whilst the Opposition Group will continue to support the Prime Minister and his Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) through the responsible and effective discharge of its watchdog role.

The Opposition Leader meanwhile called on the SIDCCG to quickly resolve its internal rifts and factions within the SIDCCG which is trying to tarnish the integrity of the Opposition Group with fabricated allegations.

He further said the political groupings within the SIDCCG must stop their rivalry and political games and focus more on implementing its key priorities.


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