SODELPA files complaint against PM, Fiji Sun
08:23 TodayTaken from/By: FBC NewsReport by: Elanoa Turagaivui
Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has filed a police complaint against FijiFirst leader Frank Bainimarama and the Fiji Sun newspaper on its front page article yesterday. The Fiji Sun reported that Bainimarama claimed SODELPA has an “immunity plot” to free 2000 coup maker George Speight – to which the party says is not true
. Bainimarama also claimed that opposition parties (which include SODELPA) were trying to punish the soldiers detained in the Golan Heights who carried out the coup in 2006. The article further quotes Bainimarama as stating that SODELPA wishes to take to task all those involved in the change of leadership in government in 2006.
SODELPA says it strongly refutes the allegations by Bainimarama and the Fiji Sun. The Party says both the Fiji Sun and Voreqe Bainimarama must be held accountable for these uncalled for statements which it says indicates desperation to win votes and sway political leanings.
Police Chief of Operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu confirms the report was lodged yesterday morning by a member of the party at the Central Police Station in Suva. He says the allegation is that the Fiji Sun article and comments made were threatening in nature. The initial investigation has been completed and the case has been forwarded to FICAC