Fiji Time: 4:07 AM on Wednesday 27 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Party seeks blessings

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, May 08, 2014

A CHIEFLY delegation led by Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa and the Social Democratic and Liberal Party is on a tour of the Western Division seeking traditional blessings from chiefs and village elders.

Media manager Sainiana Radrodro said the party was seeking the traditional blessings of the chiefs of the Western Division to allow them to begin the process of campaigning.

"It's a visit to the vanua to seek their blessings for the campaign to then be carried out," Mrs Radrodro said.

"We started in Cuvu, Nawaka, Narewa, Saunaka, a number of villages around Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and we will end in Ra tomorrow (today).

"Support has been good and for SODELPA, our traditional stronghold has always remained our people, the iTaukei, but we have also worked to get the support of other races as well during this visit."

Mrs Radrodro said they were also grateful to the government for encouraging campaigning to begin.

"Particularly the Elections Office in giving their blessings for campaign to start — we would like to ensure we stay within the rules that have been given.

"We expect to seek the approval of other traditional chiefs from around the country in the coming weeks as SODELPA is very much a vanua based party and we maintain very strong traditional links.

"For that we would like to pay respect and homage to the traditional systems in place and for that we'll have to seek their approval before we can even begin to work in any of the villages."

She said after their visits and approvals from the villagers, their party officials could be expected in those areas very soon after.

She said it was great to see the support from villagers who sat in the village halls to welcome party members.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64140.6224
JPY 52.010249.0102
GBP 0.36840.3604
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fitter and faster
  2. Tourist fined $400 for apples
  3. Student jumps from school building
  4. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases
  5. Chasing Olympic Games history
  6. Two Fijians in Canada squad
  7. Vocea: No jobs lost
  8. Probe into deaths continue
  9. Villagers wary of environmental damage
  10. $2m to ease burden

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  3. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  4. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  5. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  8. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  9. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  10. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)