Leader of Government Business, James Marape, clarified that the adjournment was not to avoid the Vote of No-Confidence but government business will prevail as it is.
Leader of Government Business and Finance Minister, James Marape, when clarifying the adjournment today in Parliament, said the Vote of no-confidence is still open to the Opposition to move the motion if they think they have the numbers.
He said the Government is intact and confident that they will outnumber the Opposition if they move the motion.
The 18 months’ grace period for the vote of no-confidence will lapse on Feb 4, 2019.
Acting Speaker of Parliament, Jeffery Komal, when presenting a report on the vote of no-confidence in Parliament, said the Speaker will be joining the Attorney General in the special court reference filed on Dec 13, 2018, to seek the court’s opinion and clarity on the proceeding of Parliament meetings.
He added that the Chair has considered that the special court reference has merits.
The special court reference will be heard on February 6, 2019.