Temotu Premier resigns, nomination open

Map view of Temotu province

Nomination is open for the election of a new premier for Temotu Province following the resignation of Premier Nelson Menale.

Mr Menale announced and tendered his resignation midday today as a motion of no confidence was about to be tabled today.

Reports reaching Solomon Fresh-Beat Online from Temotu states that a number of Ministers in the Menale led government resigned last week.

Nomination period was then opened today after the premier resigned and the motion withdrawn.

Election of a new premier is scheduled for Friday this week.