24th September 01:18 AM
Rabuka hands in his resignation as SODELPA Leader but the party has not accepted it
By Apenisa Waqaidrovu and Semi Turaga
Thursday 22/11/2018
Rabuka hands in his resignation as SODELPA Leader but the party has not accepted it

Sitiveni Rabuka has handed in his resignation as SODELPA Leader and has been nominated to be Opposition Leader.

Rabuka officially handed in his resignation to the SODELPA Management Board yesterday afternoon.

SODELPA Party President Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu says they have acknowledged the receipt of the resignation letter of Rabuka.

Ratu Naiqama says there are some conditions that will need to be met by Rabuka before a new party leader is elected.

Rabuka will continue as SODELPA Party leader until a new leader is elected.

Rabuka says they will not be making a decision until after two years before the next election.

The former Prime Minister was the only person nominated by the SODELPA caucus to be Opposition leader.

The SODELPA caucus consists of the 21 SODELPA candidates that have made it into parliament.

Rabuka has also confirmed that Lynda Tabuya has been elected to be SODELPA’s Whip in parliament.

He says they have also considered a draft Memorandum of Understanding to guide them on their working relationship with the National Federation Party.

Rabuka adds the National Federation Party will have to consider the draft Memorandum of Understanding and make recommendations for changes.

Rabuka says that the members want to complete the legal query of the result of the 2018 general election.

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