SODELPA Coup Attempt Fails

George Shiu Raj refused by Mohammed Saneem as registered officer.
24 Nov 2021 13:18
SODELPA Coup Attempt Fails

SODELPA leader Viliame Gavoka has welcomed the decision by the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, in rejecting an attempt to substitute George Shiu Raj as the registered officer of the party.

In his decision, Mr Saneem noted that as per the law, the party is required to submit the application for substitute signed by the person who is substituting the registered officer and most of the office holders.

The application, dated November 15, is not supported by such majority as per the registrar’s records.

Mr Saneem also found that the SODELPA Constitution, which specifically states the procedure for appointment of general secretary and registered officer, was not properly complied with.

In his response, Mr Gavoka said: “We are not surprised because the president of the party is Ratu Epenisa Cakobau and the general secretary is Lenaitasi Duru, and we don’t know of anyone else, so we’re not surprised that their application has been rejected.

“They are acting unlawfully and whatever they do is not legitimate, so I hope they come to grips with that and forget about what they are trying to do as the president has said all hands-on deck towards the election.”



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