SODELPA executive’s breach of constitution matter deferred
December 10, 2019 4:50 pm
SODELPA Suva Constituency president Watisoni Nata and SODELPA Party Leader Sitiveni Rabuka
The legal court challenge against Social Democratic Liberal Party filed by some executive members was called in the Tribunal Court in Suva today.
Led by SODELPA Suva Constituency president Watisoni Nata, the group alleges the party election in Savusavu on June 28th had many breaches to the Party Constitution.
The executive members claim the subsequent actions thereafter were in breach of not only the Party Constitution – but also the Political Parties Act 2013 and the Constitution of Fiji.
The group is seeking fresh elections to appoint certain office bearers of the Party and to nullify the results of the Savusavu election.
They have asked the court to direct the Party to adhere to its constitution and follow the law in the appointment of its new office bearers.
The case was called for hearing today but it will now be heard on January 30th.
Today, the plaintiff told the court that they have handed the notice of proceedings to the Office of the Solicitor General as they believe there have been breaches of the Political Parties Act.
By Friday, the Solicitor General’s office will confirm whether they will intervene in the matter.
The Defendants have confirmed they are ready for hearing.
The Plaintiff and Defendant have been ordered to file written submissions by January 24th.