Dear Editor – First let me make this clarification.
No one in West Rennell is known by the name Jackson T tuhenua therefore he is either a foreigner hiding behind a pen name or a ghost.
For his information, the intended meeting was not my doing rather, such meeting is in compliance with the standing orders of Rennell and Bellona provincial assembly, section (58) of which a petition was signed by an absolute majority of members of the assembly demanding that a full assembly meeting be convened in order for members to debate the issues of alleged misappropriation and mismanagement of provincial funds.
So to consult the Premier on this matter is a non issue.
With regards to APID, Tuhenua needs to understand that I am a trustee and I am also the elected Chairman of the WRLC.
So there are times where I have to respond to issues as a landowner or someone representing the council.
Therefore, my removal from being the speaker could only be possible if the current assembly completes its term.
What is interesting though is the fact that Jackson Tuhenua is not a landowner but provincial employee who is worried that once the intended meeting takes place, all their sins will be in the open meaning that he will be fired by any new executive.
For the premier to step down, voted out or someone to replace him is not a matter for me to decide.
It is the responsibility of the members you have elected to the assembly.
Finally, there is no justification for dissolution; again it is something members can dwell on during their deliverations on the floor of the assembly.