Tuilaepa denies claims

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. (Photo: Samoa Observer / File)

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has denied claims that a member of the Human Rights Political Party had moved a motion to remove Member of Parliament, Faumuina Wayne Fong, for speaking to the Samoa Observer on issues pertaining to the H.R.P.P. 

Last month, Faumuina Wayne expressed sadness at what he has described as “dirty politics” within the ruling Human Rights Protection Party.

At the time, he revealed there was underground jostling for the position of Prime Minister amongst certain members. 

He did not say who the members were, but it was during the time Tuilaepa was hospitalized in New Zealand. 

Faumuina said he had been approached by a certain party member who was rallying for support and he rejected the offer.

Last week, another Member of Parliament told the Samoa Observer that he had moved a motion to remove Faumuina. 

“This was my personal view. I moved the motion for the party to remove him (Faumuina) for taking issues to the media. 

“That should have never happened,” said the Cabinet Minister, who asked not to be named. 

However, when the Prime Minister was asked about a motion being moved, he vehemently denied it. 

“There was no such thing, it is not true and nothing like that happened,” said Tuilaepa.  

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