Leader of Opposition
Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi
The SODELPA executive management board has made its decision to select Sitiveni Rabuka to lead the opposition party on the basis of their belief that this person will bring back voters and hope. Whether that can be substantiated; as a superior political strategy for national interest I don’t know. Whether it will bring party loyalties or it is something unwise is something else.
It’s obvious that civilian control in the executive management board is dominant and the involvement of the vanua will only complicate the strain and tension in relationship with further potential for division. Let us be frank, that voters are getting impatient with SODELPA with its divisive politics and if they don’t measure up it will be the beginning of the end.
It’s also discouraging that people have written to this good newspaper with their usual drip of criticism full of wickedness and ignorance with an opportunity to debase people from the past however divisive it may have been.
It’s definitely the political rights of the people to choose their candidates and indeed their party leader not any Tom, Dick or Harry who speak from behind the facade of freedom of the press and theatrical politics of dog whistling. I wish the SODELPA management all that is best with such appointment.