23 Feb 2007

Solomons MP to attempt to have no confidence motion tabled

10:21 am on 23 February 2007

The mover of the disqualified motion of no confidence against Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare scheduled for today, has vowed to exhaust all avenues on the floor of parliament to press for his motion to be tabled.

The Speaker of Parliament , Sir Peter Kenilorea, has ruled the motion was technically disqualified and will not be tabled as previously expected since the motion has not met the 7 days notice required.

The motion, moved by William Haomae, was intended for debate today, but Sir Peter has ruled it did not meet the 7 days notice because it was lodged after 4:30 pm last Friday.

This was the second motion of no-confidence against Mr Sogavare.

The first was defeated in October after the Grand Coalition for Change government came to power in April last year.