SODELPA split into two
AGM underway at Civic Centre

SODELPA split into two

AGM underway at Civic Centre

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 20/04/2024
Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka and Party Leader Aseri Radrodro

SODELPA's support is split into two with some supporting the Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka to continue as the Party Leader while some have shown their support for newly appointed leader Aseri Radrodro.

Hundreds of supporters turned up for the SODELPA AGM currently underway at the Suva Civic Centre.

Some were stopped at the entry as they have not registered and did not pay the $2 registration fees.

SODELPA Ba West Conference President Seremaia Tuiteci says the Ba West Conference sent in their resolution on Thursday in support of Gavoka.

He says it is in the Party's Constitution that if the party does not win the election, the Party Leader will have to relinquish his or her position and that is what happened to Na Marama Bale Na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa and Sitiveni Rabuka.

Tuiteci says the management board wanted to do this to Gavoka but he had raised his concern during their management board meeting in February for them to seek legal advice as SODELPA is part of Government today.

He also told the media outside Suva Civic Centre after speaking at the AGM that he called for transparency and accountability from the management board.

He says the Qaranivalu Ratu Inoke Takiveikata in his speech had called for SODELPA to support the government of the day and this should be a reminder to all of them.

Party Leader Aseri Radrodro, Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka, I-Taukei Affairs Minister Ifereimi Vasu, and SODELPA members from around the country are attending the meeting.

WAF considers proposal to increase water tariff and have full corporatisation
The Water Authority of Fiji is considering full corporatisation and increasing water tariffs to make it more viable and to reflect the true cost of se...
15 hours ago
3 people arrested following meth seizure in Koronivia
Three men were arrested following a raid in Koronivia where white substances believed to be methamphetamine were seized on Friday night. Assistant ...
1 hour ago

SGS alumni gather for heartfelt thanksgiving service as part of 60th+4 Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Former students of Suva Grammar School gathered in numbers yesterday for a thanksgiving church service which is part of the school’s 60th+4 Diamond ...
1 hour ago

Rescue teams search for Iran's president after helicopter crash
A helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has been involved in an ...
1 hour ago

UNESCO looks at curriculum development on drugs from early childhood to secondary education
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organizations are working with the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council in looking at ...
15 hours ago

Injectable drugs contribute to 25% of HIV cases this year – Dr Devi
The Ministry of Health has noticed an increase in injectable drugs that contributes to almost 25 percent of HIV cases this year however this needs to ...
15 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
3 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
3 days ago