A Vanua’aku Pati (VP) insider has dismissed political speculations of a motion of no confidence against the Salwai Government as ‘rumours’ and said the VP stands with the Salwai Government as ‘solid’.
Another reliable political source told the Daily Post that there has been an attempt by some political groupings over the past weeks to try and topple the Salwai Government, but lacked numbers from the Members of Parliament (MPs).
The political source said the political organizers of the motion attempted to have a motion against PM Salwai signed while the Prime Minister was attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, but the political group came short of the numbers.
The political source alleged that the group that is attempting to secure numbers to topple the Salwai Government, brought an MP from one of the constituencies, but on arrival in Port Vila, the MP found that the motion contained names of some MPs without signatures, and so he refused to sign the alleged motion and went back to his constituency.
It was also alleged that the proposed motion did not have the required number for submission in the upcoming session of parliament as required under the relevant laws governing such motion at such parliamentary session.
A prominent MP contacted by the Daily Post said as far as a motion is concerned, there is no motion until one is deposited with the Speaker. He said at this point of time, there no motion.
The Daily Post checked with the Speaker’s Office yesterday but could not get any response because, the Speaker is now overseas.
No comment could be obtained from the Office of the Opposition on the issue.
In the meantime, a Vanua’aku Pati (VP) insider told the Daily Post that the VP has heard of the rumours about the motion but wish to state that no motion of confidence was deposited with the office of the Speaker last week as alleged by some politicians and some member of the public.