Papua New Guinea's deputy opposition leader says his bloc has pursued a no confidence motion against the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill because the country can't wait for the election next year.
A vote will be held on Friday afternoon after the Supreme Court ordered parliament to reconvene to hear the opposition's motion.
The vote was supposed to take place on June the 8th, but Parliament was adjourned following the police shooting of students who were trying to march in support of it.
Deputy opposition leader, Sam Basil, said with universities shut down by protests, and other services threatening to strike if Prime Minister Peter O'Neill doesn't step down, the country is in crisis and can't wait another year.
"I think the current situation in Papua New Guinea is crying out for a change. O'Neill is a fighter, he will not go down without fighting but we are very adamant that he has done enough damage to this country and he has to go. Papua New Guineans all over are now asking for the Prime Minister to step down."
Peter O'Neill said he is confident he will survive the motion, dismissing it as a costly attempt by the opposition to cause instability for the sake of political self-indulgence.