Malaita chiefs have called on the mover of the Motion of No Confidence against Premier Daniel Suidani to withdraw the motion following a meeting in Auki last Friday.
Speaking to Solomon Star Auki following the meeting, a spokesperson for the chiefs, Flex Fiumae said chiefs representing all language groups in Malaita Province have held an extra ordinary meeting in the provincial capital to discuss the upcoming motion of no confidence against Premier Suidani.
Mr Fiumae said in the meeting, the chiefs expressed their views on the motion and that is the motion is not in the best interest of Malaita Province and the mover should seriously consider withdrawing it.
He said it is no secret that the leadership of the Suidani-led MARA Government is popular amongst Malaitans and this was evident in the way the Malaitans publicly opposed the second Motion of No Confidence moved against the Premier by the MPA for Ward 1, Elijah Asilaua, in 2021.
“If anything goes wrong, resulting in damages to properties and loss of lives, the mover of the motion and the non-executive will be blamed for triggering the situation.”
“We see the move to table the third Motion of No Confidence against the Malaita Premier as an ill decision, given the fact that only four months remain before the assembly dissolves. This means there is no time to write up a new policy framework, let alone implementing it,” Mr Fiumae said.
“While we understand that the motion of no confidence is a democratic process, we believe that the process is being abused and there are interest groups behind this motion, just like the two previous motions.”
“We chiefs understand that it is not a wise idea to go against the wish of the people as this could trigger people’s power resistance,” he added.
The spokesperson said chiefs in Malaita wish to see the MARA Government under the leadership of Premier Suidani complete its term in power.
By WILSON SAENI in Auki