Friday, 16 November 2007 12:29 PM

Opposition Urges Sogavare to Call Parliament Meet

The Parliamentary Opposition is urging the Prime Minister to call a meeting of Parliament.

Opposition Leader, Fred Fono, said that with claims made of having the number to remain in government, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare should not be afraid to make the call.

Mr. Fono added that Parliament needs to meet to allow money to be spent in the early part of next year.

In a recent shift, as the political tug-of-war continues between the two sides of Parliament, a government statement yesterday claimed the support of one staunch Opposition supporter, and former Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, a claim Mr. Fono said is 'hard to believe'.

Attempts to get comments from Sir Allan were not successful.

The Opposition Leader said that while he could not confirm the claim, the move is not going to affect his group's numerical strength.

Mr. Fono said the opposition still has a majority support of 25 MPs, further claiming that two government ministers currently abroad have indicated their support for a change of government.