His moved was announced today in Port Moresby, bringing the total number of PANGU Pati members to 26.
PANGU Pati’s Deputy parliamentary leader and Transport Minister William Samb welcomed the MP to the party, witnessed by other members and Party General Secretary Morris Tovebai.
Samb said Isifu made a decision to join PANGU as they were in the same coalition.
Momase region members of PANGU also joined to witness the event.
“On behalf of the greater PANGU and on behalf of our party leader Prime Minister, we welcome new addition to the party, honorable Kevin Isifu, to join the PANGU Pati rank,” said Samb.
Telefomin MP and Forest Minister Solan Mirisim, on behalf of the two Sepik provinces, spoke for the leaders.
“It was his wish as a leader of Wewak Open to make his own decisions for his people to join PANGU Pati,” said Mirisim.
“Most of the members from the region are with PANGU, he came to join. Let me on behalf of the two Sepik provinces, including Madang and Morobe, welcome Kevin Isifu to PANGU Pati.”
Being one of the oldest party and now having the third Prime Minister from the party, he said they are teaming up with the aim of giving economic independence to the country and are mobilising in preparation for 2022.
“I have taken a political decision today after so many consultations with my supporters and my people of Wewak, representing different agencies and sectors of my electorate,” said Isifu.
“I have now made a decision to join PANGU Pati. It’s not out of personal interest but for the good of my people and all of us. My move does not mean that PPP is not doing well. PPP has some of the best policy that can contribute to the development of this country.
“With respect to Sir J who is one of the oldest politicians, I would like to thank him for mentoring me as a first time politician. I give credit and acknowledge him for my leadership.”
Necessary legal processes with the registrar of political parties have commenced for this move.
(Wewak MP Kevin Isifu, second right, during the announcement made by PANGU Pati’s Deputy parliamentary leader William Samb – Picture supplied by Jason Wuri-Gima)