TEMOTU provincial executive members will this morning convene a meeting in Lata to discuss the fate of their current premier as to whether he will continue to lead or step down.
Speaker to the Temotu Provincial Assembly Johnson Levela confirmed this from Lata in an interview with the Solomon Star.
Mr Levela said, he has instructed all executive members to attend an urgent meeting this morning to discuss the leadership of Baddley Tau.
“Tomorrow (today) we will have a provincial assembly meeting to discuss issues regarding our current premier since the executive members and the public have called on him to step down.”
He said, there are some issues which results in the executive members and the public here calling on him to step down to allow a new premier take on board the leadership role.
“Last week he (premier) text me via phone that he will resign but at the moment I did not receive his resignation letter,’’Mr Levela said yesterday.
The Speaker said, he has briefed the provincial secretary (PS) about the meeting today so that all provincial assembly members must attend.
“Tomorrow (today) we’ll decide whether he will step down or not. If a decision is reached so that he stands down we could elect a new premier for the province.”
He explained to move a motion against the premier now would be impossible unless he his 18 months in office.
“So the only thing he should do now since people and the executive members did not want him is for him to humbly step down and allow for an election of new premier.”
Mr Tau is currently at Vanikoro and could not be reached for comments.
However, the Speaker said, the meeting today will continue today even if he fails to turn up.
Mr Levele who is a former premier for Temotu province said, any outcome from executive members meeting today will be announced later.
By DENVER NEWTER