Politics

Top SODELPA Officials Removed By Registrar Of Political Parties

His decision followed his investigation of a complaint lodged with his office by AK Lawyers over the conduct of the two men after a court judgment.
28 Apr 2020 10:05
Top SODELPA Officials Removed By Registrar Of Political Parties
Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

The Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem has removed Ro Filipe Tuisawau and Usaia Waqatairewa as SODELPA’s president and general secretary respectively.

He has reinstated Adi Litia Qionibaravi as general secretary.

His decision followed his investigation of a complaint lodged with his office by AK Lawyers over the conduct of the two men after a court judgment.

They had continued to act in those roles although their election at last year’s annual general meeting in Savusavu was ruled unlawful and therefore invalid.

Mr Saneem said: “I refer to the Judgment by the Honourable Justice Sharma in Civil Action No. HBC 296 of 2019, and to the respective court orders issued by the Honourable Judge therein.

“Based on the orders in the Judgment, the Supervisor of Elections, as the Registrar of Political Parties wishes to state that the following changes have been effected in the Register of Political Parties for the Social Democratic Liberal Party.

1. Honourable Ro Filipe Tuisawau has been removed as Party President awaiting the Party to appoint another person based on the Party’s rules.

2. Honourable Adi Litia Qionibaravi is re-instated as General Secretary.

3. Usaia Waqatairewa is removed as Registered Officer as the FEO will await the appointment of a Registered Officer pursuant to Section 11 of the Political Parties Act.

“The following changes have been made with immediate effect to ensure the Orders in the Judgment are complied with.”

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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