Has anyone heard anything pertaining to the special parliamentary session called today with regards to the supreme court reinstatement of Sommare as PM. I know not much will happen, but curious as to the discussion that may have occured.
This is from PNG Industry news today headline plus first 3 paragraphs and a link to the rest. Hope it helps...........
PNG is embroiled in more political uncertainty with the Supreme Court ruling for a second time that Sir Michael Somare is the rightful prime minister, only a month before a national election.
The court matters date back to early August when parliament voted in Peter O’Neill as prime minister while Somare was on extended medical leave.
But the parliamentary procedures and constitutional legitimacy behind this move was questionable and on December 12 the Supreme Court ruled that Somare remained the rightful PM in a split 3:2 decision.
As the O’Neill-Namah coalition dominated parliament, the court ruling was ignored. Laws were passed, including retrospective laws, to maintain this government. Speaker Jeffery Nape even briefly became an acting governor-general.
Per the lead story in Wednesday's Post Courier the session will be at 2PM and will be for the purpose of reaffirming O'Neill as PM. O'Neill has stated that it's time for Somare to see that he has little support in Parliament.