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Youth's decision to join SODELPA

Nasik Swami
Monday, April 07, 2014

VOCAL activist and the SODELPA youth council president Peter Waqavonovono says he did not join the party to contest the September general election.

In an interview, Mr Waqavonovono revealed he joined SODELPA to build a vibrant and effective platform for youths.

"I am not standing for elections and I have not submitted my name for consideration to SODELPA. I have been asked by many people to contest the elections," he said.

Mr Waqavonovono said he understood that the September 17 election would be the most important one in the country's history.

"In September, we will have the opportunity to vote out the coup culture and with SODELPA, we are likely to see real change happen as well as positive economic and youth inclusive reforms made," he said.

Mr Waqavonovono said it would be hard for young politicians to contest the election if they were not supported by a political party.

"I along with others have joined SODELPA to create a youth-friendly platform that can effectively engage young people and help us turn our interests into policy. In saying this, I am aware that a few young people have applied to SODELPA and are willing to stand in the upcoming elections.

"I am also aware that the party leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, has a large pool of experienced and powerful candidates.

"We in the youth wing will support her choices and work to ensure our youth manifesto and campaign notes are articulated well in their actions and thoughts."

Mr Waqavonovono said it was encouraging to see many young people stepping up and pledging their support for SODELPA.








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