SO NAMAH’S PARTY (aka the PNG Party) claims to be the party for change.
Sadly, as we saw in his latest press release, Namah himself hasn’t changed.
Activist Effrey Dademo has called for constitutional reforms as a way forward. She joins outgoing Opposition Leader Dame Carol Kidu and numerous voices nationwide.
It wasn't the right time to raise the postponement of the election.
Belden Namah had his entire term as an MP in the last parliament to raise the issue. He never did so.
He had the chance to sack the Executive Council, and he didn't.
In fact he, along with others, renewed the EC's contract. He chose to raise it at time when there was power struggle!
Bottom line, he and others could not be trusted at the time, period!
What happened here was bound to happen anyway. It's an issue that has never been sold.
It's time for constitutional reform - a re-look at the systems and procedures we've "adopted"...not ours, not even tailor made to our circumstances, but "adopted"
Politics aside, people got screwed by the Electoral Commission, and Mr Trawen must step down immediately after the elections.
The new government must then work on creating a new system of democratic government that is more responsive to the needs of the people.