The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) will hold its national convention in Honiara in June.
The Party said in a media statement yesterday the venue, the date and the agenda are still to be decided upon.
But it said, the convention will be held to comply with its Constitution and the Political Parties Integrity legislation.
The PAP media statement said, “the National Convention will be its first since it registered under the PPI Act which stipulates registered political parties must hold their conventions to elect their National Executives.”
It said all PAP financial members will be expected to attend the national convention because a new executive will be elected.
The media statement said only financial members who have been members for at least one year will take part in the election of a National President and a National General Secretary.
The current National President is the former Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena and the National General Secretary is Edward Kingmele who is now a National Consultant on the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office.
The media statement said the current national serving officers can seek re-election if they wish to.
PAP has more than 360 financial members throughout the provinces.
The PAP Secretariat will require financial members from the 50 Constituencies to attend the National Convention and to take part in the election of the new executive.
PAP Secretariat urges all financial members to take their membership of the party seriously, so consolidated efforts can be pooled together to build PAP membership and capacity.
Meanwhile, financial members wanting to contest the national executive positions can submit their nominations to the PAP Secretariat located at the Building of the Anglican Church of the Diocese of Central Melanesia in the church’s headquarters in Central Honiara.