9 Nov 2018

SODELPA set to exhaust all avenues to contest Fiji election

2:28 pm on 9 November 2018

Fiji's Social Democratic Liberal Party will take further legal action if it needs to, to ensure the party's leader is eligible to contest the general election on Wednesday.

Ro Teimumu

Ro Teimumu Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

A ruling is due on Monday on an appeal against Sitiveni Rabuka's not guilty verdict for an electoral-related offence.

SODELPA candidate and former party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said they were trying their best to prepare for whatever judgement the court makes.

"We have to try an exhaust as much as possible the legal mechanisms that are available to us in terms of getting him into the leadership role. Not easy."

Ro Teimumu said she was focused on her Team Kepa campaign and helping other candidates lift their profiles.

Ro Teimumu talks to members of SODELPA

Ro Teimumu talks to members of SODELPA Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koroi Hawkins

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