Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has slammed the National Parliamentary Opposition group of trying to rekindle the political upheaval.
In a statement in his contribution to the Supplementary Bill which Parliament had passed last week, the PM told Parliament government has fully aware of Opposition MPs sending text messages to Ministers trying to lobby them with lucrative amount of money.
“I can reveal names of these MPs now but I’ll live it there.
“We have copies of these text messages from Opposition Members who want to buy Ministers to join the Opposition Group to oust the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCCG) Government.
“It’s time we must act as mature national leaders and stop playing politics that won’t benefit our people in this country.
“My government is now at its first quarter of his term in office to implement the billion dollar budget and DCCG is continuing with the national projects that are earmarked for some provinces in the country.
“ I want to assure to this nation that I am not hungry for this position as prime minister I was voted by this parliament so we must work together to serve the national interests.”
He said Christian churches are praying for the government to lead this nation forward and to deliver services to the custodian of the country’s resources.
Mr Sogavare said, MPs need to work together to ensure government implement its policy objectives and intentions to deliver goods and services to the people of Solomon Islands.
The East Choiseul MP pointed out the situation in Vanuatu sets precedence for the country to learn from. He said recently Vanuatu court sentences 14 MPs to jail for corruption.
The original corruption allegations were that Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses paid 13 opposition politicians 35 million vatu ($312,000; £202,000) last year.
Mr Carcasses was sentenced to four years in prison and the others for three years each.
By ELLIOT DAWEA