I have joined with my fellow Prime Ministers Sir Michael Somare and Sir Julius Chan, with a message of support from former PM Paias Wingti, to call on Peter O’Neill to resign immediately and submit himself to the due processes of the law.

He should do this before Parliament sits on Friday to vote on a motion of no confidence.

If Mr O’Neill does not resign, we call on all Members of Parliament to put...

This Statement of Reasons accompanies the media release above, Former PMs join in call for PM to resign.


Peter O’Neill is not a fit and proper person to hold the office of Prime Minister, for the following reasons:


Mr O’Neill’s actions and behavior are increasingly becoming those of a dictator.


Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s misleading claims about GDP growth are a smoke-screen to hide the true state of the economy and public finances and his mismanagement of them.

When he boasts about 9 percent annual GDP growth, he is both wrong and misleading.

Papua New Guinea’s annual GDP growth is not 9 percent per annum, as he says. Nor is GDP growth alone the answer to our problems, as he imagines.


Papua New Guinea can no longer afford Peter O’Neill’s raids on public institutions to keep himself in the Prime Minister’s chair.

“The cupboard is bare, and everyone knows it,” former Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta said today.

“The Prime Minister is a serial raider, but there is nothing left to raid. He has nowhere to go except  overseas and borrow at high interest rates.”

“Mr O’Neill’s history is...

Today Papua New Guinea is at a turning point.

On the one hand we can choose to start afresh with new leadership, new vision and new hope for the future.

Or we can continue down an uncertain, slippery road, led by a person who is increasingly behaving like a dictator, with total disregard for the law.

As former Prime Ministers we have made our choice, and we ask our fellow Papua New Guineans to join u...

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