The Governor General and Commander-in Chief of Solomon Islands, Sir Dr. Frank Ofagioro Kabui GCMG, KStJ, CSI, OBE has yesterday afternoon issued the notice for the election of the Prime Minister.
In the notice addressed to all elected Members of Parliament, Governor General Sir Dr. Frank by virtue of section 33(1) of the Constitution, as read with Schedule 2 to the Constitution declare Wednesday 24th April, 2019 as the date to convene a meeting of the ‘Members’ for the purpose of electing a Prime Minister at the Chambers of the National Parliament at 9:30am.
The Notice said, nomination papers are to be delivered to the Governor-General, at Government House, starting at 8am on Tuesday 16th April 2019.
Nomination will close at 4pm on Thursday, 18th April, 2019, the notice adds.
It further explains, a list specifying all candidates nominated and their respective nominators, shall be submitted by the Governor General to each ‘Member’, prior to the election meeting, at the close of nominations.
The notice said, all members are eligible for candidature and no member shall be a candidate unless he or she is nominated by four others members, and no member may nominate more than one candidate.
The notice further explains, any candidate may withdraw his or her candidature at any time before the conclusion of the election.