IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL NALI AND THE LEADERSHIP TRIBUNAL
PNGi has recently concluded a three-part profile of veteran MP and Minister for Works, Michael Nali.
The investigation has revealed that there are outstanding charges of misappropriation against Mr. Nali, relating to two separate sums of public money, K50,000 and K460,000.
Mr. Nali was originally found guilty on both counts by a Leadership Tribunal, but those verdicts were overturned on appeal because of a procedural error in the proceedings. The National Court ordered the charges be re-tried before a new tribunal, but Mr Nali’s defeat in the 2007 elections saw him fall outside the ambit of the Leadership Code and, apparently, evade any further action.
Mr Nali’s victory in the 2017 election though puts him back under the remit of the Leadership Code.
In May, it was announced a new Tribunal is being convened for Gulf Governor, Chris Haiveta under similar circumstances.
In the interests of good governance it is vitally important the public has trust in its political leaders and in the interests of justice, Mr Nali should be given his day in court and the opportunity to clear his name.
PNGi is now asking members of the public to sign a letter to the Ombudsman Commission calling for a new Leadership Tribunal to be requested for Mr Nali, as ordered by the National Court.
You can add your name to the letter using this form – it is very simple and will take no more than a few seconds.
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