Arore text message shows attempt to bribe Tufi LLG President
The political tussle in Oro province has taken a new turn with revelations of a text message that shows how one member of Parliament in the center of the vote of no confidence motion plotted the removal of Oro Governor, Gary Juffa.
“Bro no money today. M a bit sick today n m sorry but pls r u on my boat?”
The message goes on to promise a bribe of K20,000 as well as an additional K200,000 if the Tufi LLG president, Jeff Taua, sided with him to form the illegal provincial cabinet.
“K10,000 before and K10,000 after. You keep your portfolio n K200,000 to bail ur debts in the LLG out after formation.”
The text message is understood to have been sent in the days leading to a meeting in Port Moresby’s Grand Papua Hotel; a meeting paid for by Community Development Minister, Delilah Gore using her departments funds.
The text message gives hints of a meeting and urges the LLG president to respond so that tickets can be organized.
“Pls respond so I’ll organize tickets n pls keep this confidential, Your Ambo.”
The text message has since been included as evidence which will be referred to the Ombudsman Commission.