Just before the motion of no confidence tested on the floor of Parliament against the current government, the Prime Minister was humbly stepped down yesterday. It was understood that he did just what the public expected of him. The same can be said about the reaction from the opposition side as they have a clear chance to form a new government within days.
If the opposition has the clear majority of MPs as claimed earlier, then it is up to them to select who should be the right man for the top job, but it will be of real interest to Solomon Islanders and outsiders who closely following this up. A lot of things are now beginning to mingle up in this development. External pressure, for sure, will be one of the strong force forcing which group is to take the next government.
What should be said now is that let there be peace and let us cross our fingers as our MPs will choose their candidate for our new Prime Minister. We do not want to be in same situation experienced in 2007, which ended in riot and looting of Chinese own business. Just hope that our law enforcers will do their part to keep peace in Solomon Islands, especially in Honiara.