Peter O’Neill

PM’s lawyers to ask court to dismiss Sunday polling reference

This reference was filed on July 10 by Runner-up in the Ialibu-Pangia seat, Stanley Liria, questioning the legality of polling that was conducted on Sunday in the electorate.

The reference returned for directions hearing today before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia. This case is now posted on the fast track list of Supreme Court cases.

Mal Varitimos who is assisted by Tiffany Twivey-Nongor for the Prime Minister, indicated they will be filing an application that will ask the court to dismiss the case.

O’Neill calls for intelligent public debate

PM O’Neill made the comment as the agenda is being prepared for the next Parliamentary sitting, and the Government prepares to deliver APEC Papua New Guinea 2018.

“The Tenth Parliament is a fresh start, an opportunity to deliver legislation that will further advance our Nation,” he said.

“If they ever want to be taken seriously, the Opposition will need to debate issues properly.

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Baki to invite PM in for questioning

The police commissioner is set on inviting Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in for questioning.


Baki urged to enforce warrant

Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah has called on Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, to enforce the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

O’Neill congratulates all members-elect

In a statement this afternoon, O’Neill thanked the business community and people around the Nation for their patience during the election, and said he anticipates a post-election increase in economic activity after Parliament resumes.

“I congratulate all Members-elect on their declarations,” the he said.

“Regardless of whether you join us in Government, or sit on the opposition benches, you have already made a great achievement.  Your provinces and districts have elected you to represent them in the Tenth Parliament of Papua New Guinea.

Members must deliver to ensure real change for their people

Returning to Port Moresby from his district on Sunday, the incumbent Prime Minister and newly elected member for Ialibu-Pangia said the voices of the nation have been loud and clear in this election, particularly in his district.

In the space of four elections, support for Peter O’Neill in Ialibu-Pangia has grown from 18,000 votes in 2002, to 25,000 votes in 2007, 44,000 votes in 2012 to now almost 49,000 votes in 2017, which is 78 per cent of the nearly 63,000 votes cast.

VIDEO: O'Neill returns with 78 per cent of all ballots cast

This is Mr O'Neill's fourth term to be elected as the MP for Ialibu Pangia.

After count 115 O'Neill collected 48714 votes to be declared.

Officially declaring him is Ialibu Pangia Returning Officer Michael Ariando in the presence of counting officials, scrutineers and supporters.

O'Neill has gone past the 50% +1 absolute majority with a surplus of more than 17,000 votes.


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O’Neill thanks voters for his re-election in Ialibu-Pangia

PM O’Neill said the success of the election in his district, and around the nation, is also another indication of the change in attitudes that is taking place around the country.

Returned to office with a record of 48,714 votes, which is 78 per cent of all ballots cast, the Prime Minister waited until every vote had been counted before being declared the winner.

PM: Don’t make me stubborn over building infrastructure!

O’Neill made this statement today when officially opening the Sir Reuben Taureka Highway along the Six-Mile to Bautama turn-off in the Central Province.

He said his government has been criticised for building infrastructure in the nation’s capital lately.

However, he said those criticisms are mere talk to get political gain.

“Criticisms are sometimes very healthy when its constructive criticism and not unnecessary criticisms.

“When you do such criticisms that is not constructive, you are simply making me stubborn.

PM O’Neill: National Alliance’s decision to leave was expected

“That is not unexpected, their mind and soul were already out of government, now the body is following,” O’Neill told Loop PNG.   

He was responding to questions from this newsroom about the decision reached by NA Party’s executives and parliamentary wing to leave the O’Neill –Dion Coalition Government. 

The decision was announced by the National Alliance Party Caucus in Port Moresby today.

PNC and NA party marriage seems to be over

This is the fourth week for campaigning and candidates and parties will be looking at marketing themselves to the voters.

PNG Electoral Commission stated earlier that 3,332 candidates will contest for the 22 Provincial and 89 Open seats in the Papua New Guinea’s 111 seat Parliament.

The eight weeks of campaign will end on June 23, followed by the two weeks of polls.

Meanwhile, the political marriage between the two largest parties in the coalition government is coming to an end.