WITH Papua New Guinea’s new parliament sitting for the first time tomorrow, Peter O’Neill’s desperation to secure numbers has reached unprecedented heights.
There was more drama at the airport yesterday as people from the North Fly and Western provincial seats sought to reinforce their new MP and Governor elects desire not to join the PNC Alotau camp.
They protected the MPs from hijackers until the arrival of PNG Party leader Belden Namah. The people then introduced the MPs to Mr Namah with much dancing and celebration.
However, upon landing at Port Moresby airport, police believed to be sympathetic to Mr O’Neill tried to hijack the two MPs. This resulted in a commotion as Mr Namah deterred the police.
In a related incident, police were reported to have assaulted businessman Dan Kakaraya and a driver working for Sir Mekere Morauta.
The thuggish behaviour has been getting worse and even more desperate actions are expected as both camps return to the national capital today to prepare for tomorrow’s parliamentary sitting.
These unfortunate events are happening because of one man's desperate desire to cling to power regardless of the cost to Papua New Guineans.
A democratic process has been hijacked every step of the way to please the whims of one man and to cater to his greed for power.
PNG is once again paying a high price because one man can't live his life away from the seat of power.