Speaker receives no confidence motion in Pōhiva

The Speaker of Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano has announced he has received submission of a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva yesterday Thursday 2.

The House chief clerk Gloria Pole’o has confirmed the move in a letter to Members of Parliament yesterday.

It said the motion was submitted together with supporting documents.

The announcement did not say who submitted the no confidence motion.

The motion will be put to the Parliamentary Privileges Standing Committee for a review before it would be distributed to all members of the Legislative Assembly, it said.

The Committee will meet today Friday 3 at 2pm, the announcement said.

It said a date for the motion of vote of no confidence will be announced once the Standing Committee finished screening the submission.

The motion has a formal constitutional force which is stipulated by clause 50B of the Tongan constitution.


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