THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) has claimed the allegiance of the six Members of Parliament, who resigned during the political upheaval last month.
The six MPs are Douglas Ete, Bodo Dettke, Augustine Auga, Bradley Tovosia, Nestor Ghiro and Alfred Ghiro.
According to an updated list of the Political Parties Commission on 2nd November, the six MPs are still with the Kadere Party.
Kadere Party is one of the three parties besides United Democratic Party and People’s Alliance Party that formed the DCC government.
Only Dr Derek Sikua, Ishmael Avui, Commins Mewa and Mathew Wale, who resigned from UDP, have appeared under the Independent Group in the new PPC list.
This came after Elijah Doro Muala, Namson Tran, David Tome, Manasseh Maelanga, Jimmy Lusibaea and Christopher Laore resigned from the Independent Group and joined PAP to increased its number from three to nine currently.
UDP still holds the majority number in the DCC government with 15 members after Sikua, Avui, Mewa and Wale resigned earlier.
This will put the current number of Government to 37, while Opposition still maintains its nine and Independent Group with four.
Furthermore, if the six MPs have resigned from Kadere Party, their names are not even appearing in Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Solomon Islands People First Party and Democratic Alliance Party that make up the Opposition Group.
As such, it means, they are still part of Kadere Party and DCC Government as a whole.
Chairman of Kadere Party, Alfred Legua told Solomon Star yesterday the MPs have walked away from the government but have not resigned.
As such, Mr Legua said the MPs are still members of Kadere party eventhough they have crossed the floor to other side.
But, during last week’s Parliament session, the six MPs sat on the Opposition bench, signaling that they did not want to be part of the DCC government.
However, an insider in the Opposition group claimed the MPs have exercised their right under the national constitution, which supersede the Political Party Integrity Act to resign from the Government and crossed the floor to other side.