THREE Members of Parliament have not resigned from Kadere Party after they deserted the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government during the political upheaval last month.
Kadere Party is one of the three parties besides United Democratic Party and People’s Alliance Party that formed the DCC government.
Solomon Star understands the three MPs are former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Bodo Dettke, former Deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete and MP for East Guadalcanal, Bradley Tovosia.
Registrar of the Political Parties Commission, Calvin Ziru, said only four MPs have resigned from UDP party, while the three still remain with Kadere party.
The four MPs are believed to be former Minister of Education and Human Resources, Dr Derek Sikua, former Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Ishmael Avui, former Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Service, Commins Mewa and former West Papua envoy, Mathew Wale.
Inside sources said under the Political Parties Integrity Act 2014, it means the three MPs are still part of the government eventhough they joined the Opposition in last week’s Parliament session.
Therefore, they need to resign from Kadere party first before they can represent the parties that form the Opposition Group.
However, a insider in the Opposition group claimed the MPs have exercised their right under the national constitution, which supersede the PPI Act to resign from the Government and crossed the floor to other side.
By EDDIE OSIFELO