Fiji’s Sodelpa leader unhappy party unable to start campaigning
Updated at 7:33 am today
The newly-elected leader of Fiji’s Sodelpa party says it’s frustrating that her party is unable to start campaigning immediately due to the lack of rules for this year’s elections.
Ro Teimumu Kepa was elected to the leadership and presidency of Sodelpa with full party support after other candidates withdrew their applications.
She says she has gratefully accepted the role, but it’s difficult to gain any momentum because there’s been no word on when the electoral commission will release the regulations for September’s promised elections.
“We’re still waiting for them to bring out the act. They’re telling us that it’s in the drafting stage and it should have been brought out at the end of last month and we’re still waiting. So it’s very difficult for us to do anything mcuh because we don’t know what rules and regulations they’re going to put in place for us to work within.”
The newly-elected leader of Fiji’s Sodelpa party, Ro Teimumu Kepa.