SG: UMP settle differences but MP still remains with Opposition

The Union of Moderate Parties (UMP) has ironed out its internal differences at a meeting yesterday but the member of parliament that defected from government has remained with Opposition.

The Secretary General of Union of Moderate Parties, Wendy Himford, has confirmed that the meeting was a success.

Ms Himford says there was only one agenda discussed and it was that of the move by the UMP Tanna member of parliament, Robin Kapapapa, to join Opposition.

“UMP has already signed an MOU and is part of this government.

“The situation today is just a status quo position.

“The five members of parliament of the UMP bloc, have not changed their position and remain on the government side and MP Robin Kapapa who joined the Opposition has remained with Opposition.

“Nevertheless, all these six MPs are all together,” Himford.

She says all MPs have come together to discuss this crisis in the party and it was a matter of communication breakdown.

Asked if Himford and President Rialuth Serge Vohor were with Kapapa on the Opposition, the UMP Secretary General said Vohor and herself are neutral in the whole matter and listening to both sides but want two groups to be one.

Himford says it will take time.

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