This was the remark from the country’s first Prime Minister and retired East Sepik Governor, Sir Michael Somare, to intending candidates.
“My counsel to those 4000-plus who are intending candidates, I hope you are sincere to the cause,” he said.
“If you want to change the lives of our people through elective leadership then stay out of business.
“Parliament is not the place to enrich yourself.”
Sir Michael challenged all Papua New Guineans to take ownership of the election and not disrupt the election process.