By MALUM NALU
OPPOSITION Leader Don Polye and his team are confident that a new government will be formed on Friday when the no-confidence vote is taken against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
Polye said that yesterday in the company of East Sepik Governor and founding prime minister Sir Michael Somare, People’s Progress Party leader Ben Micah, PNG Party leader Belden Namah, Pangu Pati leader Sam Basil, Melanesian Liberal Party leader Dr Allan Marat and National Party leader Kerenga Kua.
“There are defections (from Government) coming,” a confident-sounding Polye said.
“I will not tell you but you will find out on Friday.
“Just trust us, we will be the new government. We are a very careful team, we are working prudently, we are building up the numbers and lo-and-behold, on Friday you will see a new government of Papua New Guinea for the people.”
Micah said in 1999, when Sir Mekere Morauta became prime minister, “he only became prime minister at the 11th hour”.
“This game is never finished until the referee blows the whistle.”
Polye asserted that the Opposition team was “solid”.