Mr Saneem also said sus­pended SODELPA still had not met re­quire­ments un­der its con­sti­tu­tion.

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - ILAIJIA RAVUWAI Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Newly-elected gen­eral sec­re­tary of the sus­pended SODELPA, Emele Duitu­turaga (left), with her pre­de­ces­sor Adi Litia Qion­i­bar­avi at Suva’s Hol­i­day Inn on June 18, 2020. How­ever, last night the Regis­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Mo­hammed Saneem re­jected Ms Duitu­turaga’s ap­point­ment.

The Regis­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Mo­hammed Saneem does not recog­nise the newlyap­pointed gen­eral sec­re­tary Emele Duitu­turaga of the sus­pended SODELPA.

This is de­spite be­ing ap­pointed by the party’s (in sus­pen­sion) elec­tion dur­ing a Man­age­ment Board meet­ing at Hol­i­day Inn Suva yesterday. Ac­cord­ing to Mr Saneem this is be­cause the sus­pended party still had not met the re­quire­ments un­der its con­sti­tu­tion in order for the sus­pen­sion to be lifted.

Mr Saneem told Ms Duitu­turaga dur­ing a meet­ing at the Fi­jian Elec­tions Of­fice in Suva yesterday af­ter­noon.

It comes af­ter the party (in sus­pen­sion) con­ducted its Man­age­ment Board meet­ing ear­lier in the day, which saw a num­ber of ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions be­ing filled (see Page 3 for de­tails).

Mr Saneem said the ap­point­ments had to be done through a na­tion­ally-recog­nised re­cruit­ment process and the suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant has to sign a Per­for­mance Agree­ment as stated in the party’s (in sus­pen­sion) con­sti­tu­tion.

Mean­while, by 11am yesterday, the Man­age­ment Board meet­ing at the Hol­i­day Inn Suva saw about 200 peo­ple sign in for the much talked­about meet­ing.

Among them were top guns: Si­tiveni Rabuka, Ratu Epenisa Cakobau,

Ro Tei­mumu Kepa, Ratu Naiqama Lal­a­bal­avu, Ms Duitu­turaga, Ms Waqanika, Aseri Radro­dro, Mere Sami­sioni, Mos­ese Buli­tavu, Bani Dunn, Ratu An­to­nio Rabici, Usaia Waqatairew­a, Lynda Tabuya, Salote Radro­dro, Inosi Kuridrani, Adi Litia Qion­i­bar­avi, Ro Filipe Tui­sawau, Jope Koroisavou, Simione Rasova, Mi­tieli Bu­lanau­uca, Jese Saukuru, Pe­celi Ri­nakama and Anare Jale.

Party (in sus­pen­sion) act­ing pres­i­dent, Vi­jay Singh, was the only mem­ber to join via Zoom. He is cur­rently in Aus­tralia.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Newly-elected ex­ec­u­tives of the sus­pended SODELPA (from left) Ratu Epenisa Cakobau (act­ing vice pres­i­dent), Ratu Jone Le­suma (act­ing vice pres­i­dent) and Ilisoni Vuidreketi (act­ing trea­surer) af­ter the meet­ing at the Hol­i­day Inn Suva on June 18, 2020.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Still not recog­nised by the Regis­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties.

Act­ing pres­i­dent Vi­jay Singh.

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