Nikolau Nawaikula is as of today no longer a Member of Parliament.
He has also been disqualified from contesting the General Election 2022.
This comes after he was found guilty last week on two counts: giving false information to a public servant and obtaining a financial advantage.
He fraudulently obtained $20,201.35 in travel reimbursements and between August 2019 and April 2020.
Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau says the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament has been informed.
With Nawaikula’s seat having now been declared vacant, SODELPA will have to fill this seat with its next candidate from the 2018 General Election.
The next person from SODELPA, who is in line for a call up is Mere Samisoni.