SODELPA: REPORTS OF QARASE’S POSSIBLE ARREST

SODELPASTATEMENT No 25:   

September 4th 2014

REPORTS OF QARASE’S POSSIBLE ARREST ON HIS RETURN FROM THE USA HAVE PROMPTED SODELPA OFFICIALS TO REQUEST THAT HE REMAIN IN THE USA FOR NOW

SODELPA Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa called on the people of Fiji to think carefully and be vigilant when casting their votes.

In a statement today Ro Teimumu said the former Prime Minister, Mr Laisenia Qarase, was again a target of the regime. SODELPA had credible reports that Mr Qarase ran the risk of arrest on his arrival in Fiji from the USA.

Ro Teimumu said no formal charges have been laid yet, as far as she was aware.  FICAC, however, have questioned a number of officials about Mr Qarase’s activities and statements and SODELPA believes the intent is to create some justification sufficient for his arrest. Mr Qarase, she said, had done nothing wrong.

Ro Teimumu said Mr Qarase has remained in the USA on the advice of SODELPA and his family.

We do not wish him to come to any further harm or unfair treatment at the hands of this regime.  He has already been persecuted and has served his sentence in prison under highly questionable circumstances.  We do not want him to face a similar fate again.

Mr and Mrs Qarase’s absence, she said, will cost them their right to cast their vote in this important election if they have not had enough time to apply for a postal ballot.

Ro Teimumu said this type of intimidation and threatening of citizens opposed to the unelected regime has to stop. The best way for people to express their disgust and disapproval of these tactics practiced even as our people go to the polls is to give the regime a resounding vote of rejection at the ballot box.

Ro Teimumu said Mr Qarase’s contributions to SODELPA’s campaign have been sorely missed.

But we would rather him remain safe from the prospect of further persecution at the hands of this unjust regime.

Meanwhile TEAM SODELPA is pushing forward strongly in its campaign to further increase its growing support ahead of September 17th 2014.

“We intend to win this election”, Ro Teimumu said.

Authorized By:

Ro Teimumu V Kepa
Party Leader

SODELPA will name strong line up

SODELPA will name strong line up

08:11 TodayTaken from/By: FBCReport by: Apisalome Coka

The Social Democratic Liberal Party says it will be ready come September 17.

This was highlighted by Party Leader the Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa in a Central Constituency meeting yesterday. Ro Teimumu says SODELPA is aiming to take down all fifty seats contested. I can confirm it is now almost certain that SODELPA will endorse a team to contest all fifty seats in the legislature, a formal announcement of the lineup will made by the middle of June. She adds the Party has a very strong line up for the elections. The claibre of the contenders is impressive, they represent a wide spectrum of professionals with many years of experience and are eminently qualified to serve the nation as parliamentarians and Ministers and i see in them the foundation for a good, strong and stable government. Ro Teimumu says the SODELPA vision for Fiji is one of prosperity, opportunity and togetherness, in the richness of our diversity. – See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/20303/sodelpa-will-name-strong-line-up#sthash.z9E1XC7p.dpuf