Opposition claims its MPs offered cash - Solomon Star News

Opposition claims its MPs offered cash

02 November 2017

THE Opposition claims the Office of the Prime Minister has been attempting to lure its MPs with offers of lucrative amounts of money.

In a statement issued last night, the Opposition said:

“We condemned attempts by the Prime Minister’s Office in trying to lure our Members of Parliament with lucrative amounts of money.

“Desperate attempts by the PMO in trying to lure their MPs with cash and cheques is outrageous and a pure act of corruption.

“Government cronies and MPs are frequently texting and calling Opposition MPs offering them $500,000 and even as high as $1 Million to join them.

“Where is the PMO getting these funds from?”

The Opposition statement said it is hypocritical of the Prime Minister especially when he has been misleadingly the public and using the lack of support for the Anti-Corruption Bill as the reasons for the mass resignation by Government MPs.

“Isn’t this corruption? What the PMO is doing now is pure corruption and who knows where they are getting this money from,” it said.

The statement claimed certain members of the defected group have been offered $500,000 and $1 million for the deputy prime minister and finance minister’s portfolio respectively.

A spokesman from the Office of the Prime Minister last night described the Opposition claim as “desperate statement” with no credibility.