OCCUPY WAIGANI ON TUESDAY
Via Martyn Namorong
CIVIL SOCIETY AND ALL COALITION PARTNERS
PUBLIC STATEMENT TO ALL CITIZENS OF
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
On the Thursday the 5th of April 2012, the Parliament-Elect Prime Minister Peter O’Neil and his Cabinet passed a motion 63 to 11 on the floor of Parliament. This motion was to defer the 2012 National General Elections further by a period of 6 months.
This move is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and denies the right of every PNG Citizen to vote every 5 years.
This move is UNACCEPTABLE to the people of Papua New Guinea. This Prime Minister has lied to the People of Papua New Guinea saying that the Elections will proceed as normal and then goes back on his word.
We the people of Papua New Guinea DO NOT WANT TO HEAR LIES!!
We the people of Papua New Guinea want to have our say through our votes and we WILL NOT BE DENIED OUR RIGHTS TO VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS!!
We the people of Papua New Guinea are now DEMANDING the Government to RESCIND THIS MOTION TO ‘DEFER THE ELECTIONS’ IMMEDIATELY!! We DEMAND that the Elections go ahead at the appointed time. By the 27th of April, the Writs must be issued and due election process allowed to occur.
We the people of Papua New Guinea declare that we will not relent in our protest until our demands are complied with!!
A Coalition comprising:
Trade Unions, Business Houses, Civil Society Organizations, University Students, Churches and Citizens will convene a:
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION and MARCH TO PARLIAMENT
Date: Tuesday 10th of April, 2012
Time: 8:00 am
Bus pick-ups will be done for ALL CITIZENS in Gerehu, Morata, Bomana, 14-mile, Brown River, Porebada, Hanuabada, Sabama, Taurama, and other areas, to converge at Sir John Guise Stadium before or by 8:00am, and we will ALL march to the Parliament House.
ALL PAPUA NEW GUINEANS MUST COME!!
WEAR YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY PNG COLOUR T-SHIRTS. WE WILL MARCH, AND WE WILL PROTEST, AND WE WILL CAMP OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE UNTIL PARLIAMENT RESCINDS THE MOTION TO DEFER THE ELECTIONS!!
NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTIONS MUST GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED!!