“Who would have thought, in 1968, that my journey into the world of politics will take this long and this far?
“I have been blessed with a long life and over the years, seen this country progress from a colony.
“I will go, but if need arises, I will still speak on important issues for the betterment of PNG,” he said.
He thanked the country for the support and farewell in particular.
He also thanked the Motu-Koitabu people for giving their land, years back, to make it Port Moresby’s national capital.