National Alliance confident of winning more seats

National Alliance Party is confident of winning more seats in the 2017 National Elections, says parliamentary leader Patrick Pruaitch.

“We are moving as a party, to win more seats in the coming election,” Pruaitch said.     

NA has endorsed 74 candidates to contest for the 111 seats in the National Parliament, when Papua New Guineans go to the polls on June 24  to July 8.

NA Party executives flanked by its parliamentary wing announced its decision today to leave the coalition government.

The decision followed sacking of Pruaitch as the Minister for Treasury by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill last week.

Pruaitch in a media conference however said, “Lots of people will be asking the question why now, as you know National Alliance Party is very supportive of stability in our country.

“We have stayed true to our words (inline) with the Alotau Accord.

“We have remained there until recently when Prime Minister and I have different views in managing the economy.”

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Charles Yapumi