A laughable end to Leala’s Tautua

Dear Editor,


Re: Why I’ve switched – Leala 

Leala is a turncoat, who rolled over after ten years as a frustrated member of the oppositio n party. Who by his own account, is hell-bent on solving all the issues demanded by his constituency.

The opposition party in Samoa is in existence only, as a training tool for recruiting future members of the current ruling party.

The end of a tenure as a trainee with the opposition party is, a mere form of handshake over a cup of coffee. 

An audience with the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is held as just a formality of being accepted into the ruling party.

How Lealailepule Rimoni AIafi keep a straight face when talking to both the Prime Minister, and the leader of the opposition party Palusalue Fa’apo II, about jumping ship, after a decade as a member of parliament, I imagined to be laughable.

It is a wonder why the opposition is seen as weak or just don’t exist in Samoa.


Utumap Laso

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