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“I also applied with others. The position will be announced on February 28,” Ro Teimumu said.

Ro Teimumu ready to lead SODELPA

From FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS

News Mon 24 Feb 2014

SUVA, Fiji — Having been in mainstream politics for five years, the Marama bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa, is ready to lead the Social Democratic and Liberal Party (SODELPA) if given the opportunity.

She told The Fiji Times she had applied to SODELPA to be the party leader.

“I also applied with others. The position will be announced on February 28,” Ro Teimumu said.

“I believe if you are applying for a certain position, you would be applying knowing that if the position is given to you, you are ready to serve in whatever capacity.”

She said the country only stood to benefit from leaders who provided for their people.

“I think the country is looking for leaders that they believe can provide a better future than what we have right now.”

Ro Teimumu said Fiji’s political arena had changed significantly as the majority of the voting public were youths.

“Now, it is not people who voted in the past. We are looking at young voters also.”

She said if given the opportunity to lead SODELPA, she would focus on the aspirations and dreams of the country’s women and youths.

“It is important to treat everyone equally.”

With lots of focus being put on women to enter politics, Ro Teimumu believes entering politics is not an easy task for women.

She said it would not be easy for women at a young age because they looked after their families, educated children and fed them. Ro Teimumu said the first priority for women was to look after their families.

Ro Teimumu said politics had a lot of risks for young women.

She said most women nowadays were either employed in the private or public sector which meant if they entered politics; they had to resign from their jobs and invest in campaigns.

Ro Teimumu said investing in politics was not an easy task as one had to resign from their job.

Meanwhile, the confidence of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that one-day election in Fiji is achievable is misplaced, says Labour leader Mahendra Chaudhary.

“One day polling requires massive organisational capacity and resources which the Elections Office will be unable to build in the short time before the polls,” Chaudhry said.

“We are now effectively less than six months from the promised elections. It should be noted that the Elections Office was mothballed for eight years.

“It will have to start from scratch to have all preparations in place for the one-day polls in September.”

Chaudhry said the Elections Office was still in the process of recruiting key staff to assist in the planning, organisation and management of the elections.

“After recruitment, they will have to undergo intensive and specialised training.

“We don’t have a Supervisor of Elections as yet who should take responsibility for the oversight of the election and the Elections Office.

“There is still no electoral legislation setting out the rules and guidelines for the elections. Political parties and the rest of the nation remain in the dark about how the polls will be conducted and the requirements governing it.”

Chaudhry said polling stations had not been finalised and he believes thousands of voters would not be able to get to polling stations on one-day polling.

Bishop told the Pacific Island Forum’s Ministerial Contact Group last week that while a single day election would be a monumental undertaking, Fiji was well capable of doing this.

She said that there were many things to consider when conducting an election in one day.

“We understand that the government wishes to hold an election on a single day and that hasn’t occurred before.”

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11 thoughts on ““I also applied with others. The position will be announced on February 28,” Ro Teimumu said.

  1. “I believe if you are applying for a certain position, you would be applying knowing that if the position is given to you, you are ready to serve in whatever capacity.”

    I thought Teimumu Kepa has served the people with her self-preservation well and truly entrenched and therefore to offer such veil statements is indeed pernicious.

    “She said the country only stood to benefit from leaders who provided for their people”

    Is this woman a reformed idiot?

    Hello!! You and your SDL cronies subjugated the nation and you have the audacity to stand before the people with such imbecilic proclamations.

    “I think the country is looking for leaders that they believe can provide a better future than what we have right now.”

    With the above statement I am seriously convinced she is insane, does she think the people are that naive to believe her?

    She was given the opportunity to address the ills of society and what did she do?

    Jack Shyte.

    “Ro Teimumu said Fiji’s political arena had changed significantly as the majority of the voting public were youths’

    Well she ain’t wrong however the younger have seen the mismanagement of government and the ill treatment of people to even waste them time of people of her ilk.

    My suggestion for her is to see out her days serving the people of Rewa.

  2. This regime should now resign to give way to the interim government to prepare the nation for election. The longer these illegals delay their resignation, the more we become confused and the more difficult it will be to get the ball rolling.
    But perhaps this is what Bainimarama and Khaiyum want. They want more time on the helm as they are unsure about the general inclination of the public as to who is preferred to be the new leader.
    He is breaking the law he decreed himself, with his cronies, by campaigning as a public servant, as PM and minister over several portfolios, and as the RFMF Commander.

  3. Too late for an IG. Who would be in this IG? Mahen and Ro Teimumu. Imagine if those two had children together.

    They would produce something like Frank Bainimarama or Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

    The thought chills me to the bone.

    Fiji needs new leaders. Not washed up self serving assholes.

  4. SODELPA cannot find a good leader who has the support of majority of its members.

    So VOTE for my man VB.

    My man VB provides the steady and strong leadership Fiji needs in this time of our history.

    A leadership where all is equal and our future much brighter.

    Vinaka VB.

    As for Mahen and his old Labour Party of the past – too much rubbish talk.

  5. I agree with you Nabua Prince.

    Frank is the best thing that ever happened to Fiji. We have posters of him all over our house. We kneel down every night and give him thanks. We love him so much.

    We also love Graham Davis. We think he is the greatest ever journalist in the history of the world. I wish I could marry him. He is handsome and cool.

    Fiji should have a monarchy like Tonga. Frank could be our first king. Khaiyum could be Lord Khaiyum. We should build a palace for King Frank. A solid gold building with jewel encrusted walls. He deserves it. He is magnificent. He cares so much for us. We have stopped going to church now. We worship at a little altar in our house with Frank’s photograph on it. We don’t need policiticans or God. We have Frank. He is much better.

    We love you King Frank

  6. Mack Sonalevu……Via cai ga o tini tale mai valenikuro vei keimami na marama…..se cava o tini tiko i valenivo vei ira na Riuqa….sa rauta me boi dada nomu vosa….Lausamu!

  7. Chaundhary had better get over the one day election timeline. Just because it’s never been done in the past doesn’t mean in can’t be done now. Get on board or get out..it would do him and his political party more good if he stops whinging about timeline and do something to help make it work.

  8. This bitch Ro T Kepa, was fucking a young fijian NZ rugby player, younger than the age of her son.a few years ago.

    No better person to lead SODELPA.

    Such a shame. She is a very good role model for Fijian girls.

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