Mendi MP De Kewanu

PM O’Neill says K5 million bribery claim ‘a complete lie’

He told Parliament yesterday when asked by Mendi MP De Kewanu to confirm or deny the allegation raised by Lagaip- Porgera MP, Nixon Mangape early this month.

 Mangape in a statement said he was offered with what he claimed as a bribe to leave the Opposition Leader Don Polye’s Triumph Heritage Empowerment party and join the ruling People’s National Congress (PNC) party.

He said it happened during the intensive lobbying leading up to the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in July.