Milne Bay Governor calls on Ijivitari MP not to use province as an example
|Milne Bay Governor|
In 2000, Dame Josephine Abaijah, was removed as Milne Bay Governor through a vote of no confidence motion as is on record the first time a vote was taken against a seating Governor. However, Philemon claims the circumstances and reasons were different and all was done according to proper legal advice.
Mr Philemon is cited saying:
“Mr Arore cannot use the Milne Bay precedent to justify his actions and I take exception to the manner in which he and his supporters went about pursuing their political agenda. I believe what they did was unconstitutional, unparliamentarily and criminal.Meanwhile, reports have surfaced on thecriticpng.blogspot.com that a drunken Arore called on popular talkback radio program on FM100 and hurled verbal abuse at Juffa who was on air. He allegedly also verbally ‘screamed’ abuses at host Roger Hau’ofa.
They cannot refer to the vote that I led in 2000 and claim it as precedent.”