Basil sees 2016 as year to tackle Govt

Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil says he is set to keep the government on its toes for all its actions and inactions, starting next year.

Mr Basil made the remark at the Opposition’s Christmas party in the Parliament’s State Function room in Port Moresby last Friday.

“We all will come back refreshed in the next year and I am looking forward to taking the fight much stronger this time against the current regime for a change in government,” he said.

He said the current Opposition Leader Don Polye, his predecessor Belden Namah, Rabaul MP Dr Allan Marat among others were instrumental in putting in place the O’Neill-led government.

He added that the controversial decisions, serial breach of the Constitution and other laws, undermining the rule of law and democracy among others, warranted a change in government.

“I always believe in change.

“I was a party to the current government and now that this government has lost the confidence and the trust of the MPs and their people, I am looking forward to becoming a party to another government which is set to be formed,” he said.

He said recently he moved the motion of no-confidence against the government, and that the motion was seconded by Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

Basil thanked the Opposition staff for their loyalty and service.

On behalf of his family, Pangu Pati, and his people of Bulolo, he wished fellow citizens a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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