O’Neill addressed the House this morning, saying he had handed in his resignation to the Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae at 9:45am.
The Speaker of Parliament, Job Pomat, confirmed this with a letter in his hand, from the office of the Governor General.
“I have a letter from the Governor General acknowledging receipt of the Prime Minister’s resignation. The Prime Minister’s seat is now vacant.”
The office of the Governor General also confirmed that they did receive O’Neill’s letter of resignation, and have in writing to the Speaker, acknowledged it.
Peter O’Neill was the country’s seventh Prime Minister.
Meantime, Parliament will vote for a new Prime Minister when it resumes tomorrow morning (May 30th).
(Peter O’Neill filepic)