Although, Kevin Rudd gave up party leadership after election results emerged in the favor of Tony Abbott, his party members who sided with Julia Gillard are urging him to resign from his Griffith seat. Brendan O’Connor said the parliament cannot function smoothly if the ex-prime minister who just lost the elections is sitting on the opposition benches.
“If you have a former prime minister sitting in your party room, on the backbench, that specter looms large. It is in the best interests of whoever is the leader for him to contemplate leaving. He is already made
Meanwhile, former minister Craig Emerson voiced his anger and demanded Rudd to quit his seat. Emerson has time and again given anti-Rudd statements and has publically accused him of leaking against Gillard in the 2010 campaign.