THE Alliance group seeking to establish itself as the new Papua New Guinea government, and led by the Pangu Party and National Alliance, is gaining numbers and momentum.
The Alliance said from Kokopo Sunday morning that it had 54 members, just two short of what is required to form a government, and six more MPs are expected to join it in Kokopo including defectors from the PNC ‘camp’ at Alotau..
Pangu Party leader Sam Basil welcomed newly elected Sohe MP Henry Jons Amuli as a new member of Pangu and thanked him.
Mr Amuli said he had been personally invited by Peter O'Neill to travel to the Alotau camp but refused because he had campaigned against PNC.
He campaigned as an independent and said supporters requested that if elected he should not join PNC.
To honour this commitment he had refused to travel to Alotau and instead got in touch with Pangu Party leader Sam Basil.
Mr Basil is in discussions with five other independent members who have expressed interest in joining the party before parliament convenes on Wednesday.