Calls to oust deputy PM
7 April, 2018, 12:00 am
A newly-formed political bloc in Vanuatu is calling on Prime Minister Charlot Salwai to sack his deputy Joe Natuman.
Mr Natuman is on a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of justice. The charge was in relation to a bitter dispute that engulfed the police force in 2014.
Mr Natuman, as then-prime minister, ordered the then-commissioner, Aru Maralau, to stop a police team from investigating other high-ranking officers accused of mutiny.
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the heads of five different political parties had joined forces and yesterday signed a solidarity agreement to call for Mr Natuman’s removal.