Peoples National Congress (PNC) Party

Maru resigns from PNC

The staunch PNC supporter officially resigned on January 15th 2021.

In his announcement Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, says he will move to the middle benches in the next sitting of Parliament.

Maru says he wants to offer an alternative voice to the Government towards PNG’s social and economic development.

PNC Members make numbers in Opposition

The PNC MPs moved after Prime Minister James Marape asked them to move out of the Government side.

Party leader and former Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, led his group.

A total of 14 PNC MPs are now in the Opposition, and the Speaker makes 15.

In a statement on June 2nd, O’Neill said PNC has now moved to the Opposition “so that we can confront this failing Marape leadership”.

Pruaitch: Sidelining is PM’s way of saying marriage is over

The decision was announced straight after a caucus by NA’s parliamentary wing in Port Moresby after lunch today.         

Sidelined Treasury Minister and NA parliamentary leader Patrick Pruaitch said, “The decision to sideline myself is in fact, the prime minister saying to National Alliance, it’s time to break marriage and move on.

“It is an opportunity for National Alliance to go to the polls and seek mandate from our people, and that is what National Alliance is good at.

“We will try to win more seats to form the next alternative government for Papua New Guinea.