Posted by: nativeiowan | March 24, 2011

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Conspiracy move against Abana

Steve Abana

ONE prominent member of the Opposition Group had secretly planned the move to remove its leader, Steve Abana.

A well placed source told The Solomon Star yesterday it was evident the member wanted to take the leadership since day one when Abana was appointed as leader of Opposition.

The name of the member could not be revealed for confidential purposes.

Our source said the member conspire with the member for East Honiara, Douglas Ete to use the media to remove Abana.

In the media statement, Ete had called on Abana to step down citing a need to revive the Opposition group under a new Leader on Monday.

Mr Ete said that it is important for the Opposition group to perform its watchdog role effectively to ensure an effective government.

Our source said Abana decided to resign by himself because his reputation was spoilt in the media.

However, our source said most of the members in the Opposition Group did not agreed with the move to remove Abana.

Mr Abana was instrumental in an early attempt to topple the Danny Philip led government over what he described as “questionable dealings by certain individuals in government.”

Mr Abana, now in his second term as MP, contested for the Prime Minister’s post in early December, loosing narrowly to Prime Minister Danny Philip.

He said there was an understanding reached within the group that if the Opposition bid to oust the Government was successful he would not be vying for Prime Ministership and even if it was unsuccessful he would still relinquish leadership.

“It’s common sense that if I am still remain the leader and we successful to take over the government, then our group will need to choose someone,” he said.

“Therefore we have reached an understanding to choose someone now so that he can lead us on wards.

“It’s not something to make a big issue out of it as we can sorted out internally as a group,” Abana said.

However, Opposition Press Secretary, Deli Oso said she’s not aware of anything like this.

She said Abana decided by himself to resign since January after five MPs from the Government joined the Opposition.
“Abana said that if Opposition bid to oust the Government was successful he would not be vying for Prime Ministership and even if it was unsuccessful he would still relinquish leadership,” Ms Oso said.

“The problem is Opposition don’t have a convenient time to hold elections because the members are busy with their constituencies matters.

“Now Parliament was about to start, the members can come together to elect a new leader,” she said.
Attempts to talk to Mr Ete was unsuccessful

 

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