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ANOTHER PARL EXTENSION? WALE CALLS ON PM TO CLARIFY

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LEADER of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale is calling on the Prime Minister to confirm whether or not there is ongoing dialogue within the Government to extend Parliament again.

Hon Wale said his office was informed that there have been discussions at the top Government level that a proposal on a further extension is likely to be submitted to Cabinet for deliberation.

“As leader of opposition I am duty bound to seek clarifications on this matter if it is true or not as it is matter of national interest,” he said.

The Opposition Leader said whilst it would be irresponsible of the Government to do so, Hon Wale said it would not come as a surprise.

Hon Wale said in April 2021 when the first proposal to extend the life of Parliament was questioned in Parliament, the Government denied having any knowledge of the matter.

However, he said a leaked Cabinet paper then has clearly showed that Cabinet has already ‘Agreed’ on the decision to extend parliament from four to five years in February 2021.

“The Prime Minister and the DCGA government have a responsibility to clarify this to our people whether this is something Cabinet is looking at,” he said.

Hon Wale said if this is true then the Government is also duty bound to give reasons to support their intentions.

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