Temotu will elect its new premier this month on a date yet to be announced.
That was according to provincial member for Nevenema ward in Nende constituency Nelson Menale.
He said the Assembly will convene on January 12 during which a new speaker will be elected.
“According to the standing order only the speaker has the power to call for the election of premier,” Menale said.
He added members are still in the respective villages.
Menale said Temotu needs a visionary leader who can lead the province forward.
“We need a strategic person to ensure development aspirations are implemented,” he said.
Meanwhile, the provincial member for Fenuoalua ward in Reef Islands, David Maina, stressed that a new speaker must from Pele Constituency.
“This is to ensure there is a balance of power in three constituencies,” he said.
“It’s good to have a premier from Vatud and a deputy from Nende,” he added.
Maina said in the last government, both the premier and speaker were from Nende.
“Now it’s time for the Vatud to be given the premiership job and Pele the speaker.
“I call on all MPAs to support our two candidates for speaker’s post – Johnson Levela and Edward Daiwo.”
BY ELLIOT DAWEA