20 Aug 2012

Tonga's Democratic Party ready for no-confidence motion today

6:53 am on 20 August 2012

A senior member of the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands has defended its motion of no confidence in the Tongan Government and promises that its submission will be completed today.

Isileli Pulu, a colleague of 'Akilisi Pohiva who introduced the motion in June, says the speaker of the Parliament has moved to speed up the process by restricting the submission to 49 pages.

He says the Government is to blame for delaying the process, with much repetition featured throughout the five-day reading of the Government defence in the last sitting of Parliament.

Mr Pulu says he cannot disclose the content of the most serious accusations they are bringing against the Government.

"We have got plenty of good grounds, but the problem is we have to limit it, take off all the unnecessary things. There are no unnecessary things in there, but we are trying our best. By Monday everything will be fine. I can tell you most of the people will be surprised at what we are going to bring in."