Member of Parliament for North New Georgia, Job Dudley Tausinga has condemned the front-page article of the Sunday Isles alleging that he and the MP for East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare are disinterested to continue their alliance with the official parliamentary opposition.
Mr Tausinga said it has been the trademark of the Danny Philip-led National Coalition for Reform and Advancement Government to mislead the nation a classic example is the front-page article of the weekly newspaper yesterday headlined ‘Sogavare and Tausinga eyed to join NCRA’.
“I am pleased to be given this opportunity to declare to the nation that I have no association with the NCRA Government, neither am I interested to cross the floor to join the NCRA Government as was alleged in the paper.
“The Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement of which I am the president is one of the six political parties that have aligned to form Her Majesty’s Official Opposition.
“The article that I am responding to should rather be headlined ‘NCRA eyes soliciting support of Sogavare, Tausinga.’
“It is unconceivable for me to cross the floor given the fact that more ministers and government backbenchers have resigned.
“There are good reasons to remain with the opposition and no good reasons to cross the floor and join NCRA,” Tausinga said.
Tausinga said like him, Sogavare is still loyal to the Opposition.
“I am fully aware that the MP for East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare is as loyal as I am to the Opposition and I am sure he will also issue a statement to declare to clear the air over the newspaper report,” he said.
As to the suggestion of ‘come save the nation’ being advanced by the Prime Minister’s press secretary Alfred Sasako, the West New Georgia MP said if it is known that the NCRA Government cannot do a better job of governance and thus require him to save the nation then the onus is with the Danny Philip-led regime to remove itself from office for the alternative, Tausinga said yesterday.
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