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Party to ask for blessings

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, May 23, 2014

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party will not ask chiefs for their support in their campaign to win the election on September 17.

SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said paramount chiefs cannot be persuaded to support a particular political party.

"When you talk to chiefs, you don't really ask for support because this is in reverence to them and to the position they hold," he said.

"With traditional protocols, you can't really go up to them and ask them 'please support me'."

He said the party would instead ask for the blessings of the chiefs and vanua for the party to campaign in their villages.

"As conveyed in our last visit to the West, the visit by the Marama Bale Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa, this visit is part of her traditional protocol in terms of requesting the vanua for the candidates to campaign.

"It's not really the campaign as it were.

"It's just her using her chiefly linkages and lineages which has already been there to request on behalf of her candidates to enter their vanua and to campaign in Ba and Tavua."

The party will move to the Yasawas today.








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