Sir Peter passed on the leadership after moving to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s party People’s National Congress.
“I move to PNC leaving the People’s Party in safe and capable hands under the leadership of Jiwaka Governor, Dr William Tongamp.
“As the Leader of the People’s Party, he will provide the direction that is needed for people of the Highlands in the next Parliament,” Sir Peter said.
He added that Dr Tongamp is a highly intelligent man from an emerging generation of Leaders that will take our Government, and our people into the future, in the decades ahead.
“The People’s Party is a coalition partner, with the same ideals and vision for our people that is shared with PNC.
“From this, the People’s Party has six members that will support PNC to form Government when Parliament resumes.
“Together, the People’s National Congress and the People’s Party have worked together to provide stability for our nation, and this will continue.
“We will stand together to defend the Government and continue to deliver real change for the people of our provinces and for our Nation.”