Opposition Leader Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau

Opposition Leader, Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau (Photo supplied)

The Opposition Leader, Ishmael Kalsakau, confirmed to the Daily Post yesterday that the possibility to resubmit a Motion of No Confidence in the Leadership of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai is not ruled out.

He said the Opposition could re-submit the motion in the next Sitting of Parliament because, he said, as far as the Opposition is concern, it is still alive.

Commenting on the decision of the Speaker to withdraw the motion and told MPs that it was not in order, the Opposition Leader said, the Speaker’s decision is challenging.

He said the Opposition bloc did not accept the decision of the Speaker; however, it is possible the Opposition will resubmit the motion in the next parliamentary sitting.

“It must be noted that we now have 19 MPs on the Opposition side.

“Also it must be noted that the Opposition sponsored motion of no confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Salwai, was signed by 27 Members of Parliament (MPs) that saw 17 MPs from the Government side moved to Opposition side and signed the motion but others withdrew their signatures, while five government backbenchers decided to remain with the Opposition that has increased the Opposition number from 14 to 19.

“The Opposition can regain numbers, if we resubmit the motion,” Opposition Leader Kalsakau, told the Daily Post yesterday.

On the question of the motion not being allowed by the Speaker to be debated in Parliament, Mr Kalsakau responded that: “If the Motion was allowed to be debated and secret vote taken, the Prime Minister could have been ousted”.

He added that the government MPs that moved to the Opposition side, did not just opted for any reasons but rather they understood the valid reasons for the Opposition-sponsored motion.

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