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Former government whip speaks about SODELPA rift

February 12, 2016 8:30 pm

The division within the SODELPA party overwhelmed some of its members during the debate on the vote of no-confidence in parliament yesterday.

Former government whip Semi Koroilavesau shared what he knew of their rift when he rose to reject the motion of no confidence.

Semi Koroilavesau served as Government whip for close to twelve months and says he struggled to change the mindset of the Opposition whip and its members in approaching debates in Parliament.

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“There have been three major groupings in SODELPA that I had observed during my discussions with the two whips and if they had to resolved their internal issue and pick on the strengths that they can play when coming into Parliament to debate issues this situation would not have happened today.”

Seeing that none of the MPs wished to listen to his council, Koroilavesau then turned his attention to helping MP Salote Radrodro.

He adds that Radrodro was in a very difficult position to try and follow what he had advised her because of the instability within SODELPA.

He ended saying the Opposition should have done their duty to suggest better ways to do things instead of putting forward the no-confidence motion – adding that this was the face of a frustrated party that cannot accept that Government has the majority.

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