SODELPA parliamentarian, Viliame Gavoka has been elected as the next SODELPA Leader while lawyer, Filimoni Vosarogo is the new Deputy Leader.
FijiVillage has received confirmation that 21 members of the SODELPA Management Board voted for Gavoka while 20 members voted for Caretaker Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka.
Vosarogo also got 21 votes while Lynda Tabuya got 20 votes.
Ratu Epenisa thanks Rabuka for his contribution towards the party
SODELPA President Ratu Epenisa Cakobau has thanked Caretaker Leader Sitiveni Rabuka for his contribution to the party in 2014 and 2018, but he says the Management Board has spoken and decided on who will lead the party to the 2022 general elections.
Ratu Epenisa says the selection was democratic and it shows that the party is intact and in good spirits to contest the 2022 general elections.
He says they will be revealing the names of their selected party leader and deputy party leader during their Annual General Meeting tomorrow.
Ratu Epenisa says they will support the party leader regardless of who it may be.
Rabuka got the second highest votes totalling 77,040 after FijiFirst Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama who got 167,732 votes in the 2018 general elections.
The SODELPA AGM will be held tomorrow.
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