26 Nov 2015

Solomons PM makes bribery allegation

8:13 am on 26 November 2015

The Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has strongly condemned opposition MPs who he has accused of trying to lure his members to across the floor.

Mr Sogavare accused the opposition MPs Bodo Dettke and Mathew Wale of trying to bribe the tourism minister, Bartholomew Parapolo, soon after the death of his wife on Tuesday.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI

He says the MPs met Mr Parapolo at the hospital while he was grieving with other relatives.

Mr Sogavare accused the two MPs of trying being more interested in their effort to destabilise his government than paying attention to Mr Parapolo's state of grief.