He made this statement due to the quiet 2017 National Election campaign period.
The Prime Minister said the cost associated with campaigning for 8 weeks is one of the factors.
O’Neill was speaking on the FM100 talkback show this morning in Port Moresby.
Candidates have three more weeks to convince voters before the 14 days of nationwide polling start on 24 June.
The National Government, in the last term of Parliament, proposed to the PNG Electoral Commission for 4 weeks of campaign period but the PNG Electoral Commissioner stood firm with the 8 weeks.