Politics

NFP Parliament Members Will Hold Fort, Says Prasad

Professor Biman Prasad said he was saddened with the 60-day suspension of SODELPA by the registrar of political parties, Mohammed Saneem, yesterday.
27 May 2020 09:39
NFP Parliament Members Will Hold Fort, Says Prasad
National Federation Party Opposition Members of Parliament Professor Biman Prasad, Lenora Qereqeretabua and Pio Tikoduadua outside Parliament on May 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

National Federation Party Members of Parliament will hold the Opposition fort in the hopes that the suspended Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) MPs would return soon.

Professor Biman Prasad said he was saddened with the 60-day suspension of SODELPA by the registrar of political parties, Mohammed Saneem, yesterday.

“I do not want to make any comment on what happened but in a parliamentary democracy, Opposition is as important as the Government,” Mr Prasad said.

SODELPA (in suspension) MP Viliame Gavoka said he still found what had transpired unbelievable.

“We want to get back to Parliament in order to serve the Fijian people.

“Our voters want us to go back and represent them in Parliament and this would be the focus in the next couple of days,” Mr Gavoka said.

Opposition members of Parliament Ratu Suliano Matanitobua and Viliame Gavoka outside Parliament on May 26, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Opposition members of Parliament Ratu Suliano Matanitobua and Viliame Gavoka outside Parliament on May 26, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Meanwhile, Ro Teimumu Kepa refused to comment on her party’s suspension.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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