PNC denies extending invitation to MPs

The People's National Congress has denied suggestions they invited members of the Opposition to join the government ranks.

In denying suggestions from the National Alliance party, PNC said: “The people of the country made their will clear when the People's National Congress was returned by a large margin to continue our work of providing free education, better health outcomes and a stronger economy that serves us all.

“We are happy to work with mature leaders willing to put their differences aside for the good of the country.

“The National Alliance party have not proven themselves to be that.”

On Monday (Sept 11), Pangu Party Leader, Sam Basil, officially switched seats, joining the PNC-led Government.

Basil moved with all the PANGU MPs from Morobe Province, including Central Province, Sohe and Lufa.

The MPs that made the switch:

Sam Basil – PANGU Party Leader and Bulolo MP

William Samb – Goilala MP

Capt Lekwa Gure – Rigo MP

Robert Agarobe – Central Governor

Henry Amuli – Sohe MP

Kennedy Wenge – Nawaeb MP

Ginson Saonu – Morobe Governor

John Rosso – Lae MP

Thomas Pelike - Menyamya MP

Kobby Bamareu – Tewai Siasi MP

Chris Yer – Sumkar MP

Moriape Karori – Lufa MP

The four PANGU MPs who did not move are Madang Open MP Brian Kramer, Moresby North-West MP Sir Mekere Morauta, Finschhafen MP Rainbo Paita and Wabag MP Dr Lino Tom.

(Loop file pic)

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