22 Oct 2015

MPs moving in both directions in Solomons' parliament

10:20 am on 22 October 2015

A number of Solomon Islands government ministers appeared in parliament yesterday sitting on the Opposition benches.

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

The five, Dr Derick Sikua, Ishmael Avui, Commins Mewa, Augustine Auga, Bodo Detkke and the Deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete, have been sitting on the Independent group's bench.

However, no formal statement has been issued by the members who have moved across from government to opposition.

It appears the Prime Minister's office is also not willing to comment.

But there are unconfirmed reports that six MPs from the Opposition are now backing the Manasseh Sogavare Government.

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