THE National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) dismisses claims the election of the Governor General has rocked the boat.
Sources within the government claim a faction within the NCRA camp have decided to disassociate itself from the coalition.
The sources claimed the “split” came after some members within the coalition were disloyal to their concrete plan to put city mayor Andrew Mua as the Governor General.
He said “some unknown members within the coalition decided to change votes in order to leave the door to the PM’s seat open”.
Sir Frank Kabui of Malaita was re-elected for the second term in office as the country’s Governor General.
But the source said the rift in the coalition camp is evident but some members decided to stick around because the life of the current regime is at the eleventh hour.
“I have spoken to some disgruntled members who really support the plan to put Mr Mua as the Governor General, and they obviously expressed their unwillingness to stand together again in the coming election of a PM.
“It will be anyone’s game come the coming election of a national leader after the National General elections this year.
“Support in the current camp is at its low after the GG’s election. The re-election of Sir Frank was unanimously welcomed, but it wasn’t politically for some in this ruling camp.
“But the rule says, a candidate with absolute simple majority shall win, and so it was so.”
The Prime Minister when contacted to comment referred the matter to chairman of caucus Namson Tran who ruled out the claims.
“There were no disagreements whatsoever. The government remains rock solid and intact,” Mr Tran said.
“We are solid as ever and the government is continuing its functions normally,” he added.
By EDNAL PALMER