12 Nov 2007

Nauru president may face no confidence vote over Adeang

1:40 pm on 12 November 2007

A group of MPs in Nauru wants to move a motion of no confidence in the government of Ludwig Scotty tomorrow after last week's resignation of three ministers.

The three claim that no action has been taken against the vice-president, David Adeang, after a confidential report raised governance concerns.

No details about the concerns were given.

One MP, who is siding with the three ministers, Matthew Batsiua, says the President's inaction goes against the principles under which the government was returned in the elections three months ago.

"Whether or not we succeed in moving a vote of no confidence against the government tomorrow, those kinds of allegations need to be pursued regardless if we take over government or remain in opposition."

Matthew Batsiua