The opposition has announced that East Sepik Governor Allan Bird is the alternate prime minister as they move a Vote of No Confidence motion against Prime Minister James Marape.
Governor Bird accepted the nomination and now has the support of the few Opposition Members who are optimistic that more Members will join them as the parliament session continues.
Former prime minister and Member for Ialibu Pangia Peter O’Neill gave his support to the alternate prime minister, saying that despite PNC Party having the majority of members, he rather see someone else nominated as alternate PM.
Just this afternoon the Opposition filed the motion for the VONC with the office of the Speaker of Parliament
Meanwhile, the deputy opposition leader Douglas Tomuriesa has been confirmed now as the Opposition Leader as the team moves with the VONC motion.