“Mr O’Neill knows well that the Office of the Prime Minister is not a personal possession,” he said.
“It is a Constitutional office, the highest in the land, and it belongs to the people and the State. It does not belong to Peter O’Neill.
“It is there to serve the people and the nation; it is not there to serve the interests of the incumbent.
“In particular its power should not be used as a weapon to protect the incumbent from due process, or to cause due process to be thwarted.