Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele. Photo credit: SIBC.

Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Solomon Islands Peoples Democratic Coalition (SIPDC) has appointed Member of Parliament for Hograno Kia Havulei Jeremiah Manele as its Opposition leader.

The coalition also appoints the East Malaita MP Manasseh Maelanga as the Leader of the Independent Group.

A statement today said both appointments were done on a consensus by members of the Coalition after the Governor General announced the country’s new Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the statement says during a brief meeting held after the Prime Minister’s election, both Manele and Maelanga have congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC), wishing them well as they lead Solomon Islands.

Both leaders also assured the winning coalition that SIPDC will perform its watchdog role on the new Government very closely.

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