Politics

Narube: Door always open to anyone to join party

Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube says the door is open to former Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka to join them. Mr Narube made the comment while responding to queries from residents...

Chaudhry: Not winning a seat out of his control

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry says not winning a single Parliamentary seat in the past two general elections was out of his control. He said this during the party’s annual general conference in Lautoka. “The Party has not won a single parliamentary seat in the past two general elections,” Mr Chaudhry said. “There are...

4th December

A-G: It’s their internal matter

Attorney-General and general secretary of the ruling FijiFirst party Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said key leadership appointments in other political parties were not a matter of concern for their party. He made the comments in response to a question that was raised with him outside Parliament on Monday regarding the appointment of Viliame Gavoka as the new...

3rd December

Rabuka waits for response

Leader of Opposition Sitiveni Rabuka will await the Social Democratic Liberal Party’s (SODELPA) response to his queries regarding the party leader position selection processes. While dismissing a statement from party president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau on Tuesday this week explaining the processes, Mr Rabuka said his questions were directly addressed to the party and therefore he...

We can save Fiji – Narube

Unity Fiji is the only political party in Fiji with politicians who can come up with strategies to save the economy, leader Savenaca Narube said during a consultation with residents of Wainidinu settlement in Lami last night. With this background, he said he was the right candidate to lead Fiji into the future. The former...

MPs front court for allegations of fraud

Seven Members of Parliament facing allegations of fraud have been released on a bail bond after appearing at the Suva Magistrates Court today. Ratu Suliano Matanitobua, Salote Radrodro, Vijendra Prakash, Simione Rasova, Nikolau Nawaikula, Peceli Vosanibola and Adi Litia Qionibaravi are alleged to have obtained financial advantages in breach of the Parliamentary Remunerations Act of...

1st December

PM: Why are you asking me

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday deflected questions on whether Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum would step down as police investigated his alleged link to a 1987 bombing incident. “Why are you asking me, ask him,” Mr Bainimarama said when approached by journalists after the opening of the 2020-2021 session of Parliament. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum could not be reached...

Gavoka unshaken – SODELPA leader will not step down

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Viliame Gavoka has dashed hopes of a large number of SODELPA supporters calling for him to step aside to allow the more “popular” Sitiveni Rabuka to continue as party leader. He said he was not stepping down but would instead work with Mr Rabuka to claim victory at the...

30th November

Kuridrani: Appointment process lacks transparency

Questions are being raised about how the Social Democratic Liberal Party selected its new leaders with parliamentarian Inosi Kuridrani claiming the process lacked accountability and transparency. Speaking to the media after the SODELPA annual general meeting in Lami on Saturday, Mr Kuridrani said he was one of a group of SODELPA members opposed to the...

‘Rabuka will remain Opposition Leader’

Sitiveni Rabuka remains Opposition Leader until Parliament ends. This is the word from Social Democratic Liberal Party general secretary Emele Duituturaga. Speaking at a news conference on Saturday after the appointment of Viliame Gavoka as party leader, she said the party’s constitution on the role of the party leader and Opposition Leader was clearly defined....

Talks of SODELPA split

Heightened mudslinging on social media after the Social Democratic Liberal Party’s annual general meeting last Saturday has led to widespread speculation that the party is more divided now than ever before. Discussion on the “entrenched” divisions that presently plague the party was triggered by claims that “questionable” processes led to the appointment of Viliame Gavoka...

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