Politics

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...

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...

28th November

Rabuka ousted from SODELPA leader’s post

Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka has been ousted from his position as leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), and he says there is “no point in fighting on” with the party. The former prime minister, who was voted out during SODELPA’s management board meeting in Suva yesterday, has however maintained he will contest the...

Revenue sources for SODELPA drops

The Social Democratic Liberal Party’s sources of revenue has dropped by 63 per cent, says party president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau. He said the downturn in Fiji’s economy as the result of COVID-19 and the suspension of SODELPA MP’s remuneration had a serious impact and decline in the party’s financial status and primary sources of income....

The next election is about our children: Vosarogo

The 2022 General Election is about our children. Newly elected SODELPA deputy leader Filimoni Vosarogo highlighted this while addressing members and supporters during the party’s annual general meeting at Novotel Conference centre, Lami today. “The next election is just not about us, it is about our children and our children’s children and the Fiji we...

Cakobau: Forge unity within the party

The president of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Ratu Epenisa Cakobau today admitted that there was a need to forge unity within the party. “SODELPA needs to be ready for the occasion and the biggest task we have at hand is to clean up our house and forge unity within the party,” Ratu Epenisa...

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