NEWS

Naiqama To Only Seek Constitutional Redress

The originating summons filed by SODELPA’s suspended member and Parliamentarian Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu will be withdrawn and a constitutional redress will be heard in the next court sitting. Ratu Naiqama’s
01 Aug 2015 09:58
Naiqama To Only Seek Constitutional Redress

The originating summons filed by SODELPA’s suspended member and Parliamentarian Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu will be withdrawn and a constitutional redress will be heard in the next court sitting.

Ratu Naiqama’s case was heard in the High Court in Suva on Thursday. He is challenging his suspension from Parliament for two years.

His lawyer Simione Valenitabua had originally filed an application challenging the Speaker, Dr Jiko Luveni’s decision to suspend Ratu Naiqama for two years from Parliament.  Dr Luveni is being represented The Solicitor-General Sharvada Nand Sharma.

Mr Valenitabua also made an application for constitutional redress in the last court sitting.

The presiding judge, Chief Justice Anthony Gates had given them time to sort out matters as to what their case would be based on.

Ratu Naiqama is now being represented by Queens Counsel Julian Moti and Mr Valenitabua.

They informed Chief Justice Gates that they would now only seek a constitutional redress on the matter.

Justice Gates ordered that the amended motion by the plaintiff be filed within seven days and both parties have to consider their positions.

The case will be called on August 20.

Feedback: farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper