Caretaker Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou has hit out at a front page article on Solomon Star newspaper yesterday naming him as a candidate for the Prime Minister’s post.
A statement from the Government Communication Unit today reports, Mr. Hou as saying the article was not true as this has never been discussed at the party level and even within the Solomon Islands Peoples Democratic Coalition (SIPDC).
Mr Hou says if there were discussions on this issue, SIPDC would have already come out with their candidacy for the top post.
He says, he is not eager for the top job and will always stick to what the coalition agrees on, saying as a member, he cannot override decisions made by the coalition.
Mr Hou adds the coalition continues to comply with the law and regulations of the PPI Act.
Meanwhile, the Small Malaita MP sets the record straight that having a Malaitan Prime Minister has never been part of the SIPDC consideration saying the speculation was not true.