Nuku'alofa, Tonga - A Vote Of No Confidence (VONC) in the Prime Minister, Rev. Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, has been submitted to Parliament by his own Deputy Prime Minister Vuna Fa’otusia yesterday (Wednesday 9 December, 2020).
Nuku'alofa, Tonga - It is unprecedented, at least for this Prime Minister and his administration, that a call for his resignation awaited him when he arrived in Vava’u last week. He was visiting Vava’u with his usual entourage of Ministers and their wives for the third national prayer and fasting tour, which he leads and spends taxpayer money to fund.
Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’ionetoa scolds and mocks a young female journalist for asking questions he does not like in an email exchange. He tells her she's a "school repeat and stop asking nonsense" after she inquired about a valid issue. Other journalists have reported similar treatment from the Prime Minister when they run stories or ask questions on issues that he dislikes.