NEWLY elected Renbel premier Timothy Johnston says he was the legitimate and democratically elected leader of the province.
And Mr Johnston called on former premier Lence Tango to stop barking because he is no longer the premier.
“Mr Tango should stop misleading the public of Renbel with his baseless accusations,” Mr Johnston said.
“It is sad that Tango tries to involve private companies into the politics of Renbel,” he added.
“Tango should not blame the companies for influencing the resignation of his ministers from his government.
“The simple reason was they resign because they have no trust and confidence in him for issues of mismanagement of funds,” Mr Johnston said.
He said if it wasn’t for these reasons, MrTango’s ministers would not have resigned.
He said following these resignations, the province was left in suspense.
“Therefore something has to be done to address this situation which the speaker sees fit.
“And to come out and bark about irrelevant issues in the media is uncalled for.
“Why doesn’t Tango bring these issues before the assembly than to bark it out in the media?” Johnston asked.
He said it is uncharacteristic of a leader to try and involved private companies operating on Renbel just because he had some issues with them.
Mr Johnston said Mr Tango has personal issue with the companies that is why he behaved that way.
He added as a leader he should leave the companies alone and talk politics.
“Now that I’m the premier, I will not treat investors like that, but open up to them and dialogue.
“But if any company is found to be corrupt then you will be kicked out and the province will not want to deal with you.
“However, to be hostile towards these investors like Tango doing is not good,” Mr Johnston said.
He said it’s not good for Renbel to be under the media spotlight for the wrong reasons.
“I would rather concentrate on the task to get on and do the job regarding provincial issues other than making noise in the media.
“If Tango wants to challenge our legitimacy then he should clear that and those of the companies he accused in the high Court,” Mr Johnston added.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA