SODELPA seeks court ruling on Bulitavu's seat
August 31, 2021 4:40 am
SODELPA is expected to file a legal challenge against the decision of Speaker of Parliament that MP Mosese Bulitavu can keep his seat.
SODELPA earlier wrote to the Speaker, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau asking that Bulitavu be removed as a Member Parliament for voting against the party line on the Amendment to the iTaukei Land Trust Act, and for supporting the national budget.
FBC News understands the matter will be called before the Court of Disputed Returns today.
Bulitavu had told FBC News that he will join the proceeding via live stream from his home in Labasa.
Three SODELPA Management Board Members including MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau and Mitieli Bulanauca have said they have not been informed as the board needs to vote before endorsing any such action.
The third board member to highlight concern is Sakiusa Kaitani the representative of the Ra province.
Party Leader Viliame Gavoka is likely to be present for the proceedings.
The case is expected to be called at 11 am today.