Vanuatu Opposition Bloc Grilled In Supreme Court

admin's picture

6 members challenged ruling on no-confidence motion

By Jane Joshua

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, July 22, 2013) – Vanuatu Opposition Leader Ham Lini, his deputy Sato Kilman and MPs Bruno Lengkon, Tony Nari, Paul Telukluk and Steven Kalsakau - the six witnesses in the Opposition bloc challenging the Speaker of Parliament’s declaration of the 28 signatures on the motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister on July 10, 2013 as not in order - were subject to vigorous cross-examination before Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek in the Supreme Court, yesterday.

Interesting light has been shed on the purported signatures of four MPs whom the Speaker claimed were forged signatures, who are - MPs Arnold Prasad, John Amos, Jonas James and current minister for Justice Toara Daniel who allegedly signed documents on July 10, who acknowledged their names and signatures but stated their original signatures were fixed to a different document for a different purpose and attached to the current motion without their consent.

But serious accusations have been raised by the six witnesses yesterday, explaining the purposes of different signatures, for instance one of the MP allegedly agreed his signature is only valid to be used, on condition his will be the 28th signature when 27 signatures have been collected.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment