It is not over yet for Papua New Guinea’s Opposition side despite the country’s Supreme Court just recently ruled in favour of the government over the case filed by the Opposition Leader on the legality of parliament’s adjournment to August during the last sitting.
In fact the Opposition is currently studying the ruling handed down last week Friday (21/05/21) by the five-men Supreme Court bench which ruled unanimously that the action of the Speaker of Parliament, Job Pomat, to adjourn Parliament was constitutional and refused all the associated orders sought by the Opposition Leader, Belden Namah.
According to the Opposition, there are options available and they will be considering them and the public will be made aware of their position in this matter in due time.
The Prime Minister James Marape in a statement after the Supreme Court ruling, said that it is time the Opposition stop misleading the people by mounting mischievous court actions.
On that note, the prime minister paid tribute to the majority government that he leads and the leaders who have chosen stability over politics.
He said these leaders have demonstrated political maturity over actions that have caused uncertainty affecting government services as well as private sector activities.
“What we do in government affects decisions that other people must make in terms of their businesses and their lives. We must take responsibility over our actions.”
Nevertheless, this Supreme Court decision could also make it difficult now for the Opposition to move a Vote- of No- Confidence against the prime ministers, which they initially planned.