The ministry of provincial government and institutional strengthening (MPGIS) has issued an ultimatum to the Renbel premier Lence Tangosia to be step down or call a full provincial assembly meeting since he does not have the numbers in his government.
Renbel provincial secretary (PS) Angiki Peseika Baiabe revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday.
Mr Baiabe said provincial government has issued them a letter last Friday requesting the premier to step down or call a full provincial assembly meeting.
“We received the letter on Friday last week from the provincial government requesting the premier to step down or call a full assembly meeting.”
However the provincial secretary said premier has sought a further two weeks to sort out issue.
“Premier Lence Tangosia has asked the provincial government to give him two weeks to allow him deal with the issue and to decide whether to step down or call a full provincial full assembly meeting,” Mr Baiabe said.
The PS said Mr Tangosia’s decision to see a little bit more time is to allow him seek more truth from the resigned ministers.
“And after the two weeks, then he should decide either to step down or call a full assembly to see who have the number that could administer the new government for the remaining months before the next provincial election in December,” he said.
Attempts by the Solomon Star to contact premier over the past days since last week had proved futile.
Early last week provincial government had indicated the seriousness involving the current political impasse affecting the Renbel provincial government.
It vowed to take action against the current government.
By DENVER NEWTER