14 Jan 2019

Lolo raises next year's American Samoa election campaign

11:05 am on 14 January 2019

American Samoa's gubernatorial election is more than a year away but Governor Lolo Moliga has brought up the issue of political campaigning during his first cabinet meeting for 2019 held last week in the Election Office.

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Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller

He said some candidates had already made known their intentions and it's no secret that Lt Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga is aiming for the governorship.

He said there were others who were not in government who would be considering running, and he feels rules of fairness should be applied so that the people get a fair election and selection of leaders is fair.

Lolo said it was important to discuss this early and he let directors know that he will use his authority as governor to deal with anyone who strays from the rules.