Opposition says Natuman must not enter Parliament premises

The Leader of Opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau, says they remain steadfast to ensure that when Parliament sits, the Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman must not enter Parliament premises.

Kalsakau says this is based on the question of criminality alone after Mr Natuman pleaded guilty in court and was given a suspended sentence for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The Opposition Leader says the first issue to deal with when Parliament meets is whether or not the Deputy Prime Minister has standing to enter parliament premises.

“We will make sure we open with that issue and a vote is taken by parliament,” he said.

Kalsakau still maintains that he has the support of 23 members of parliament.

“We are more than sure that on the question of criminality, Parliament will vote with us,” he said.

Mr Kalsakau said there has not been any notice for parliament to meet.

He says fortunately for the government the Constitution requires parliament to meet twice a year and it does not stipulate a date for it.

“There is an Act of Parliament that requires parliament in accordance with the Standing Orders to commence the First Ordinary session on the 15th of March every year but because of the question of the Constitution, the government can get away with not commencing on time as long as it is before August every year,” the Opposition Leader said.

The Opposition Leader stated this in an interview with Kizzy Kalsakau from 96 Buzz FM.


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