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Gavoka Accuses The People’s Alliance Of ‘Stealing SODELPA Ideas’

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Viliame Gavoka has accused The People’s Alliance of stealing a lot of their ideas.
07 Jul 2022 22:00
Gavoka Accuses The People’s Alliance Of ‘Stealing SODELPA Ideas’
SODELPA leader Viliame Gavoka.

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Viliame Gavoka has accused The People’s Alliance of stealing a lot of their ideas.

Mr Gavoka said The PA, which is led by former party leader Sitiveni Rabuka, had copied their slogan, policies and some of their manifestos.

He said The PA had been projecting themselves as the real SODELPA.

 

“Our slogan is time for change while theirs is journey to change. We have been seeing that the political party has been stealing a lot of our ideas,” he said.

“The dove that they are using that was Soqosoqo Duavata Ni Lewenivanua.”

“The question one need to ask them is, if they are the real SODELPA why did they break away from us to form their own political party.”

 

Mr Gavoka said one of the problems he noted with them was how they tried to explain to people the need for them to start another party.

“It is the common question that people ask me,” he said.

“This is the question people ask me when I visit communities for talanoa session and it is something, I do not have an answer to.”

 

He claims that everyone applaud- ed the unity within the SODELPA in the last two general election but in 2022, they decided to break up and form their own party.

“Voters can determine which of the two parties are genuine,” he said.

“Putting out your policies and manifestos is a sign of confidence, it shows that the SODELPA knows what we are doing.”

“I think The PA said it would put out its policies and manifestos after the 2022-2023 National Budget is announced next week.”

Gavoka said that was a sign of no confidence.

 

The PA should be strong enough to put out its policies and be ready to defend them.

“I wish that they will stop ambulating what SODELPA is doing,” he said.

SODELPA signed a memorandum of understanding with Unity Fiji and Gavoka is confident they will form Government after this year’s general election.

Attempts to get comments from the PA general secretary Sakiasi Ditoka and leader Sitiveni Rabuka remain futile when this issue went to the press.

 

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