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Party clears air

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, April 24, 2014

FORMER prime minister Major General Sitiveni Rabuka will not contest the general election as a Social Democratic Liberal Party candidate.

In a statement yesterday, SODELPA clarified that Mr Rabuka would not participate in the party under any official capacity.

But, it said Mr Rabuka remained a party member and staunch SODELPA supporter

"SODELPA wishes Major General Rabuka every success in his future public and private endeavours," the SODELPA statement said.

The party issued the statement to clear the air after recent media speculation that Mr Rabuka would be SODELPA's deputy leader as well as a candidate at the September polls.

Mr Rabuka was Fiji's prime minister after he carried out the first coup in 1987.

In 1999, his Soqosoqo Vakavulewa ni Taukei party formed a coalition with the National Federation Party and contested the general election.

But to the surprise of SVT and the NFP, the Fiji Labour Party claimed a landslide victory, especially in the Northern and Western divisions and formed a coalition government. Mr Rabuka has publicly apologised on a number of occasions for what he did on May 14, 1987.

He has also spoken about his experiences at some public forums locally and overseas.








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