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Two Fijian high chiefs who were part of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) in the last election will not be part of their candidate’s line-up in next year’s election.
SODELPA leader, Sitiveni Rabuka has revealed that Ro Temumu Kepa will be joined by Cakaudrove High Chief, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu.
Rabuka confirmed they have decided not to contest the 2018 General Election.
“The only two that have not applied are the Honourable Ro Teimumu Kepa and she had made an announcement earlier on and the Honourable, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu had also intended to finish his term and then allow somebody else to run and represent Cakaudrove.”
SODELPA’s final list of candidates for next year’s election will be made public once all electoral requirements are fulfilled.
“We going to go through those according to the standard and according to the list of criteria that the applicants will have to meet. There are also personal obligations on their part to get their own certifications or clearances from FRICA, Police and Immigration that they have met the requirements of the law.”
“It’s a long process to go through the selection as well as allow them to get those certificates. We looking at June as the earliest we can have interviews and do the selection,” said Rabuka.
SODELPA has 14 seats in the Fijian Parliament.
SOURCE: FIJI TV/PACNEWS
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