East Sepik Governor Allan Bird has announced that he will remain loyal to Prime Minister James Marape until 2022.
Governor Bird said, he trusted James Marape and he had voted for him last year to become prime minister and he feels obliged to work alongside Marape despite minor setbacks.
”I spoke up many times when I disagreed with certain aspects of Marape’s government, I felt that was my duty to do so, said Bird.
He said he has no reason to move.
Mr. Bird in a statement said that he has taken this stance to show his and the people of East Sepik’s appreciation to the Marape led government for its support to them when they took office.
He said the Marape led-government approved the K340 million European Union Grant two days before it was withdrawn, and the province also received K65 million in PIP funding for 2020 alone.
Governor Bird said that he fought bitterly against the People’s National Congress-led government before that and also never received any project funding from 2017 to 2019.
The East Sepik Governor added that his Abelam Culture also tells him to stand with those who stood with him during his tiring times, that is why he will still side with Mr. Marape and end up in the Opposition benches if they do not get the support come December 1st.