Don Polye

Polye identifies enemy, draws battle line

Polye said there is no need for him to campaign in the district. 

He was speaking to his people at Kalimaga village in Enga Province on Wednesday.

He said he had a huge task to campaign for his Triumph Heritage Empowerment party's, 90 candidates endorsed to contest for the 111 seats in Parliament. 

Polye is confident his party will win the most seats and form the next government.

"You (people) are fighting a battle with the people of Ialibu-Pangia (electorate of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill)," he told a cheering crowd.

Polye calls for hijacking hot spots to be identified

He called on Commissioner, Patilius Gamato, to identify polling places which had attracted election petitions in the last three terms due to hijacking of ballot boxes and papers, and engage helicopters to transport ballot boxes.

 

Supporters flock to witness Polye’s nominate

Despite a last-minute notice under a bad weather, supporters flocked in numbers to join him at Kandep Station to converge to the district office.

Polye was previously in Wabag for the nomination of  THE Party endorsed candidate for the Enga Regional Seat Sandy Talita.

In a low-key ceremony Polye nominated just before 4 pm in front of the Assistant Returning Officers, Joseph Yangau, and, George Marke, at the district office.

Two other intending candidates nominated yesterday, one of which includes a female nominee.

Polye shocked at Turnbull's media snub

Speaking to journalists at the Triumph Heritage Empowerment (T.H.E) Party National Convention, Polye said it is even more shocking that this was allowed by Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.

“If Prime Minister Turnbull is encouraging that kind of attitude, Prime Minister Turnbull needs to tell the world that he is like that.

“How can he not allow Papua New Guinea media. If he has no confidence in the Papua New Guinea media, then don’t come to Papua New Guinea,” Polye said.

THE Party convention underway

Supporters of Parliamentary Leader Don Polye have packed the Granville conference room to officially begin their campaign for the 2017 National Elections.

Polye and his Deputy Parliamentary Leader and Kikori MP, Mark Maipakai, are present at the convention, accompanied by party executives.

It is during the convention that Polye will deliver the party's policies as well as finalise its candidates’ numbers for the elections.

The convention will be held over the next two days.

Polye apologises to Sir Michael over political impasse

Polye was a member of the National Alliance Party who rebelled against party leader and then Prime Minister Sir Michael when he was seeking medical treatment overseas.

“Instead of me being the acting prime minister, Sam Abel was appointed the acting prime minister and I was very angry with that.

“Enga politics took a better part of me, and Peter O’Neill and Belden Namah became the Prime Minister and I apologise for that,” Polye said.

Polye’s UBS loan case pending instructions

The case returned for directions before the Supreme Court today and lawyer for the Opposition leader, told the court that parties have been having “difficulties in securing instructions from their respective clients” and asked for a general adjournment to the Supreme Court registry.

This was refused by Justice Collin Makail. Instead he told parties to prepare themselves and file affidavits within a month. He adjourned the case to May 1.

He said parties were issued instructions and if efforts by parties are not forthcoming, the matter should be dismissed.

Polye skipped Parlt session to welcome world evangelist

Batchelor and his wife, with their delegation, touched down yesterday in a chartered plane to a red-carpet treatment by the church leaders and Opposition Leader Don Polye. 

Over 60,000 people braved the downpour to take a glimpse of the Batchelors, Polye and church leaders at Hatti community in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands.

They departed the airport along a corridor made of people with the church faithfuls waving, singing and clapping. 

Polye’s THE Party launches new website

Parliamentary Party Leader and Opposition Leader, Don Polye, officially launched the website today in Port Moresby.

He was flanked by Deputy Parliamentary Party Leader and Kikori MP, Mark Maipakai, and Highlands Region Leader and Laiagap-Porgera MP, Nixon Mangape.  As well as THE Party executives and supporters.

Polye said the party was keeping up to speed with technology to keep in touch with the people.

Opposition questions investigation into Manumanu deal

Leader Don Polye warns that justice and its other ingredients would be compromised, saying the citizens would not be surprised to see it whitewashed again.

“Over K2 million allocated for the inquiry was yet another waste of taxpayers’ money amidst the country’s cash-strapped economy,” says the Opposition Leader. 

“Over 300 Government-sponsored students at the University of PNG need such funds to enable their graduation.”