Leader Of Opposition, Sitiveni Rabuka made it clear in parliament that he will be the only speaker from his party on government’s motion to strongly condemn SODELPA MP, Mosese Bulitavu’s statement and he says they will vote against the motion.
Rabuka says he stands up in parliament with an equally heavy heart with those of his colleagues on the government side.
He says Bulitavu is under investigation from the Police and the DPP for possible breach of the Public Order Act.
Rabuka says breaches of the Act require the DPP to consent to and approve the laying of charges.
He says Police investigations are ongoing and the DPP has to make the decision.
The SODELPA Leader says if charges are laid, then the case will come before the court who will then decide on the matter.
Rabuka says SODELPA stands for the rule of law and the independence of the constitutional officers that have specific functions under the constitution.
He says it is therefore SODELPA’s collective position that to participate in the debate, they prejudice the rights of Bulitavu and usurp the functions of the Police, the DPP and the courts if charges are laid against Bulitavu.