Monday, 14 May 2007 3:09 PM

Calls for resignation a mockery to democracy: Sogavare

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has stated that the call for his resignation by the Opposition MP Edward Huniehu, over the Moti affair, was ridiculous.

Sogavare said that Mr Huniehu's call were a total mockery of the laws of-democracy and the principles of good governance he claimed to represent.

He said it was sad that those who have spoken out against the Government's planned reinstatement of Mr Moti as Solomon Islands Attorney General had deliberately refused to acknowledge the facts surrounding his suspension.

"I believe there is a case for charges against those responsible for this legal calamity, which amount to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to falsely indict an innocent person in support of a political agenda," he said.

The Prime Minister said the Australian Government is trying to resurrect a case that has already been cleared by the Courts of Vanuatu some nine years ago.

Mr Sogavare said Mr Huniehu and those who share the same view should question Canberra to fully gauge the complexities of the Moti issue.

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