Ratu Jone Kubuabola to become next Opposition MP
February 15, 2018 6:37 pm
SODELPA member Ratu Jone Kubuabola is expected to take over from the late Ratu Sela Nanovo as the newest Opposition Member of Parliament.
This was confirmed by Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem following the sudden passing of Ratu Nanovo in Suva on Wednesday.
Kubuabola polled 2,504 votes during the 2014 general election.
He’s expected to be sworn in at the next parliament sitting next month.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa says they have informed the Speaker of Parliament.
She says the passing of the late Ratu Nanovo is a huge loss.
“Athletic, full of energy, refreshing ideas, articulate, soft spoken, steadfast to principles, committed to the service of the people and a think tank full of wisdom, Hon. Ratu Sela Nanovo will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all of us. He has left behind a huge vacuum in our party and our parliamentary caucus.”
Funeral arrangements for the late Ratu Nanovo are currently underway.