Fairweather abrasive with PPP defectors

Sumkar MP, Ken Fairweather, pulled no punches today when addressing the media as the newly appointed Deputy Parliamentary Leader of the Peoples Progress Party (PPP) about the recent defection of two of the party’s parliamentary members.

Fairweather was blunt with his word likening the defection of Milne Bay Governor, Titus Philemon, and South Bougainville MP, Timothy Masiu, to the Government as one of “prostitutes”.

“I mean I’m not as polite as Ben (Micah). Titus and Timothy went for money. That’s what they went for.

“That’s the name of the game at the moment. Everyone goes for money. So they’ve gone, good!

“If you’re a p**** you should go. It’s as simple as that, really,” said Fairweather.

Fairweather said being appointed as Deputy Leader of PPP was an honour as the party has continued to have parliamentary representation since the Independence.

He added his appointment will give him the platform to raise more serious national issues in Parliament.

Cedric Patjole