So for the PNC, its not about policies and the people but about staying in power. Policies come second and people come last. It really doesn’t matter what is said on their Facebook page.
The campaign costing millions of kina is run by a group of Australians who are taking their que from a handful of ‘coconuts’ and ‘Oreos’ who don’t really understand Papua New Guinea themselves.
The tone of the FB page is elitist and blatantly suggests that Papua New Guineans are simple creatures who respond to bright warm colors and the hashtag #PNC4PNG plagiarized from the students they suppressed in the #UPNG4PNG/UOT4PNG campaign.
In one of the pictures, Peter O’Neill, is hugged by a supporter. The text reads: “We love our Prime Minister, don’t we folks”
Another post praises Justin Tktachenko for his dance moves while another proclaims that PNG and Tewai Siassi is with Mao Zeming, the Deputy leader of the PNC.
What tops it all off is a post that rivals Kim Jong Un’s propaganda statements. This is the one that says: “The World Loves Peter O’Neill. Never before has Papua New Guinea had a Prime Minister that is so respected and appreciated on the world stage. Under his leadership the world is starting to take notice of Papua New Guinea. Whether it is rubbing shoulders with Barack Obama, negotiating with Xi Jinping or laughing with Justin Trudeau, Peter O’Neill is the first PNG Prime Minister to be taken seriously by the world’s leaders.”