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I was sacked from SODELPA: Rabuka

13:01 Thu Apr 24, 2014


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Report by: Shanal Sivan

Former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says he did not quit from the Social Democratic Liberal Party, but was sacked.

Speaking to FBC News, Rabuka claims members of the Party objected to his application as a candidate, citing his coup of 1987.

I was dismissed from the party yesterday; in plain language I was sacked. I was just told that a group within the party objected to my membership and also to my selection as a candidate.

Rabuka says politician Mick Beddoes, who has applied for place in the party, wrote an opinion article sent to media organisations – objecting Rabuka and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s participation in the 2014 general elections.

Mick Beddoes wrote an opinion on me and admiral Frank, painting us to the same brush saying why should we be standing for elections, so there have a lot of internal and now with Mick Beddoes jumping into the frey, I could gauge that i think my service was no longer required, in there anyway.

Meanwhile Beddoes told FBC NEWS, he has been interviewed for a position in the SODELPA, but has not received any concrete response, thus his opinion article is not affiliated with SODELPA.

SODELPA General Secretary Pio Tabaiwalu declined to comment on the issue.

We will have more on this later and on FBC TV News at 6pm.



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