THERE was an apparent poor turn out in Parliament yesterday believed to be connected to the political instability within the government following the removal of senior Government ministers early this week.
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Douglas Ete resigned on Sunday after learning about the move to remove him.
The parliament chamber was half full when the Education Minister Dr Derek Sikua presented his Ministry’s White Paper on education in parliament.
According to one close associate of the former DPM, who showed up at the parliament yesterday said, some MPs were disappointed with the decision by the Prime Minister (PM), thus boycotted the sitting.
He also said these frustrated MPs who are with the government are likely to give away their support in likely no confidence motion to be moved in the parliament.
PM’s Office claimed some Opposition members are likely to cross the floor and take up the vacated portfolios.
By AATAI JOHN