Somare is playing the old trick of slice and dice or otherwise divide and conquer. There is no way, he will leave the party he founded with a different leader other than his son.
The sad thing is that we highlanders, though we have the biggest block in the party, we cannot muster the cooperation and commitment to move the party forward in a way that will reflect the fact that we a the major component of the party in terms of numbers in parliament.
I can complement one thing and that it, our MPs have matured in a way where there was no infighting when Somare used his old dog trick of slice and dice or divide and conquer. His motive behind the move was to stir infighting among highlanders so that his son can take his throne when he retires or so he said.
If we are not careful, his son will be the NA Leader come 2012.
Finally, when we vote in 2012, vote for a true and genuine leader and not a party.