Rabuka: “Factions” within party resolved

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka meets party members during the AGM in Lautoka today. Picture: SHAYAL DEVI

SOCIAL Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka believes the issue of “factions” within the party has been resolved in yesterday’s annual general meeting.

Yesterday, a “Vote of No Confidence” motion against the party general secretary was put forward by the Naitasiri constituency,” he said.

“This was withdrawn later. “Yes, I believe it has (been resolved), they were allowed to bring their motions up and they were dealt with very adequately by the president.

“There were very good open discussions, cordial, people were allowed to vent their feelings and in the end, we all agreed that we had to push and pull together so SODELPA is now more united than probably ever before.”

He said it was extremely important for the party to remain united as they stood at the door of the general election.

Meanwhile, Mr Rabuka also confirmed they would not put out the party manifesto.

According to Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa, the AGM was a very good and well-organised one.

“Over 200 (people) signed in but I believe a whole lot of people did not (sign in),” she said, adding party members from around the country had attended the meeting.

“The agenda was a very good one because it allowed everyone to voice their opinion on what is happening or is not happening with the party and that is what we need to do in terms of transparency and democracy so everyone with a voice can be heard.”

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