Few members of the Social Democratic Liberal Party are challenging the results of the Annual General Meeting in court.
A statement from the group led by the party’s Suva Constituency President Watisoni Nata says that they have challenged the results to strengthen the party’s accountability for its voters and supporters.
It says the case has come about, following the failure to address the contentious issues internally, and which was exhausted for 2 months following the AGM at Savusavu on the 28th of June.
The group believes that recent elections held at Savusavu and subsequent actions thereafter, is alleged to have been done in breach of not only the Sodelpa Constitution, but also the Political Parties Act 2013 and the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji.
The group says that this court action is a demonstration to the people of this nation that Sodelpa believes in good governance, accountability of its executives, and that the party’s’ members have the legal right to seek the Court’s intervention in circumstances such as these.
According to the statement, Nata has advised that at this stage their solicitors, AK Lawyers, are in the process of serving all relevant documents for the Court action on the party members and executives of SODELPA who have been cited in the action.
Nata has further advised that AK Lawyers will be filing a Notice of Appointment of Hearing of the action to be called before a Judge in due course.