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SODELPA Leadership Express Concern Regarding 6 MPs

Party President Ratu Epenisa Cakobau and Party Leader Hon. Viliame Gavoka today expressed concern over the alleged breaches of the 2014 Parliamentary Remuneration Act by six members of the SODELPA
04 Dec 2020 14:41
SODELPA Leadership Express Concern Regarding 6 MPs

Party President Ratu Epenisa Cakobau and Party Leader Hon. Viliame Gavoka today expressed concern over the alleged breaches of the 2014 Parliamentary Remuneration Act by six members of the SODELPA opposition.

Hon. Gavoka said as the matter was now before the courts and the members accused have been told to re-appear in court on the 25th of January, we must allow due process’ to take its course and respect the rights of those accused as stipulated in Sec14 (2) of the constitution, which says every person charged with an offence has the right (a) to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law.

Hon. Gavoka said in the meantime, there is a need to review the processes and procedures in place to ensure that all claims by members are in full compliance with the established rules and
members are protected.

Ratu Epenisa Cakobau said, though he was disappointed that the six opposition members had been charged, he reiterated that they were still members of the SODELPA family and he asked Party members and supporters to pray for them and the Party during these trying times.


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