The Minister for Forest and Member for Angoram, Salio Waipo, has come out to say that he respects the decision of his governor, East Sepik Governor Allen Bird, to resign from the government, but says that he himself has no intentions to leave at this time.
Mr. Waipo said this following the very recent resignation of two more Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Marape-Rosso government, one of whom is Governor Bird.
“I respect my governor’s decision to resign from government, but I am here to ensure the Marape Rosso government that Angoram will not venture into new waters,” said the Minister.
“This government supports the growth of the Greater Sepik and I will not deny the outstanding performance done by this cabinet on Sepik soil.”
Waipo stated that his loyalty to Prime Minister (PM) James Marape will never be challenged.
“Angoram will stand with the Prime Minister who respectfully agreed not to burry one of its sons and founding father of this country Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, on Independence Hill.”
“I stand with Prime Minster James Marape, not because I am a current Portfolio holder. I’ve turned down Ministries in Marape’s last government, I tell you this to clarify that I stand with the prime minister either with or without a portfolio.”