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SODELPA’s Future Hangs On Outcome Of Its Court Case

The hearing of the case , where a disgruntled group of members has challenged the party over alleged governance issues, begins at the Civil High Court in Suva this morning when the lawyers face-off
30 Jan 2020 09:03
SODELPA’s Future Hangs On Outcome Of Its Court Case

The future of SODELPA hangs in the balance over a court case that will be heard at the Civil High Court in Suva this morning.

A group of disgruntled members has taken the party to court over alleged governance issues.

The members, led by Watisoni Nata, president of the Suva Constituency Council, claim that the party breached its constitution, Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act 2013 and the 2013 Constitution in the annual general meeting at Yaroi Village, Savusavu, in June last year.

They include Kesaia Makita, Asenaca Soro Ravulo, Rogowale Seniviavia, Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni, Emele Sima Duituturaga, Jope Koroisavou, Silivenusi Waqausa and Malakai Vuetibau.  Representing them are lawyers Adish Kumar Narayan, Victor Sharma and Ashnil Kumar Narayan of AK Lawyers, Denarau, Nadi.

The defendants are SODELPA, president Ro Filipe Tuisawau, vice-president Anare Jale, MP Adi Litia Qionibaravi and Usaia Waqatairewa. Suva lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo of Vosarogo Lawyers is representing them.

Judge Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma is hearing the case.

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