Marape joins PANGU

Alternate Prime Minister nominee and Tari-Pori MP, James Marape, and 15 others who recently resigned from the People's National Congress Party have joined the PANGU party.

In a press conference this morning at Laguna Hotel, Pangu Party's new leader and Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu issued a formal invitation which Marape and his former fellow PNC members accepted.

Marape said they are an alliance of 26 likeminded leaders who are combining with National Alliance led Opposition.

“I am happy on behalf of the group that I led out of PNC and with advice from Sir Peter Ipatas, that we now accept invitation to move into Pangu party,” Marape said.

This move aims to position themselves for the impending Vote of No Confidence on the 28th of May.

Formal dislodge from the PNC party is now underway for Marape's team with the Office of Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates, including their move to Pangu.

Pangu Party executives have welcomed and thanked Marape and his team for accepting their invitation.

Sally Pokiton