As motion of no confidence looms
THE numeral strength within the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCGA) is now in question ahead of Monday’s motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.
The motion is being filed by Opposition Leader Matthew Wale.
Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that there is a split amongst the remaining Members of Parliament (MPs) within the DCGA government ahead of the motion of no confidence as internal disagreement within the DCGA looks to have the better of them.
A source within the DCGA told this paper that DCGA is in a shaky mode as MPs are now worried that keeping PM Sogavare in power will not add a solution to the current situation but only making things go from bad to worse.
The source said the resignation of Central Kwara’ae MP Jackson Fiulaua, West New Georgia-Vona Vona Constituency Silas Tausinga, and MP for North Malaita Senly Filuala is just the tip of the iceberg.
Surfaced information claimed that MPs within the government are having an internal argument of who should be the next PM replacing Sogavare.
While the PM himself refused to step down, sources told this paper that even MPs within the DCGA government want the PM to step down to put an end to the situation that the country is currently facing.
Information received said DCGA now had two candidates to replace Sogavare; one from Isabel and the other from Malaita.
The division amongst MPs within the DCGA is obvious as MPs from Guadalcanal Province did not want the two new candidates as they wanted Sogavare to remain in power.
Pundits predict that DCGA may break apart before the motion of no confidence next week.
Sources said the only thing that holds the DCGA together now is the National Development Fund (NDF).
Sources claimed that if the fund is distributed to MPs before the motion of no confidence, MPs will leave the DCGA camp as some MPs are only waiting to get their shares from the NDF.
Its further claimed that DCGA is trying its best to control its MPs by delaying the NDF to be distributed after the motion of no confidence.
While some MPs are pushing to receive their share of the NDF, by the look of things, an agreement should be signed between DCGA and its MPs anytime soon to allow the NDF to be distributed before the motion of no confidence, it was further revealed.
Sources claimed that even if the deal is signed to allow the distribution of the NDF before the motion of no confidence, MPs will not honor it as they only want the money.
Prime Minister Sogavare on Monday said the government remains intact and is prepared to face the motion.
By WILSON SAENI
Auki News Bureau