Tkatchenko leaves PNC Party, re-joins SD Party


Housing Minister and MP for Moresby South Hon. Justin Tkatchenko has announced exiting Peoples National Congress Party to re-join the Social Democratic Party.

Minister Tkatchenko made this announcement at the media conference this afternoon.

Tkatchenko said after careful consideration and deliberation, he has decided to re-join the Social Democratic Party under the leadership of NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

“SD Party is the original Party I stood with in 2012 and importantly, it shares the development agenda which I stand upon for the constituents of Moresby South, the people of our city and our country,” Tkatchenko said.

“I have given this much thought and this decision was not made lightly.”

“It was a decision to ensure the continued success for the city that has come from a successful working relationship with Governor Parkop.

It is a decision to ensure Development continues for our people and our capital city. It is a decision made to ensure we get on with the job of delivering services,” Minister Tkatchenko explained.

“I sincerely thank the Peoples National Congress Party and all my PNC Party colleagues and members for their friendship and professional relationships we had over the last 7 years.

We achieved remarkable results for our people and country in such a small period of time which I am proud of these achievements and of course the cohesion and decisive path taken,” Tkatchenko said.

He also thank Prime Minister James Marape for the same commitment and steady hand to deliver continued results for his people.

“I also thank him for his faith in my counsel as a member of his cabinet and looking forward to continuing the good work we have started and achieved in taking our country forward, ” said Tkatchenko.

Meanwhile, Governor Parkop officially welcome Minister Tkatchenko to his SD Party saying he is looking forward to work with him going forward supporting Marape-Stevens Government.


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