Mother appeals to O.L.P. supporters to turn new leaf
A 63-year-old mother of two has some advice for bloggers and supporters of the anonymous social media page O Le Palemia (OLP) – Easter is a time for you to stop and turn a new leaf.
Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Tuilaepa Soiamoa Leutele of Vaitele, Falefa, and Sapapalii said "this is a season of commemorating the death of Jesus Christ, and it always reflects forgiveness, the perfect humility of God.
She said she had the chance to read a post by O.L.P. recently and described the language as "vulgar" and decided to take it upon herself to appeal to the public to stop accessing the page.
"I would like to appeal to our country at large but particularly towards the bloggers and supporters of O.L.P., I humbly ask you to please put a stop to this social media page – if not use it with respect by giving good advice to others – use it as a tool to bless somebody, God made a person to bless someone by being a blessing to others.
"I have a big heart for Samoa, which is why I am appealing in public through Samoa Observer even though my family are scared of me doing this because they said that I will be hurt - be good ambassadors of Samoa," Tuilaepa stated.
Tuilaepa also called on the administrators of the O.L.P. page to turn a new leaf and concentrate on positive things.
"Let us look at the positive side of things, Samoa has the potential to do great things, this year is a year of blessings - we cannot enjoy these blessings if we still hold grudges on one another or think negative of others.
"I am not afraid to be hurt, I have to carry my cross as well, by carrying my own cross I have to come forward and am prepared for everything that can come with me voicing this message - no one is perfect, if you are perfect than you are a liar.
"Samoa as a whole, let's move on and pray about Samoa especially for a better future for our children and the next generation. I am not related to the Prime Minister but I felt sorry for these people who were attacked by this social media page, I am a born again Christian and naturally I thought about the people who were victimized by these writings," she added.
The founder of non-government organisation Survival Foundation also said a brave person voices their opinion in a non-violent way.
"Samoa we need to come together, we need to stop this negativity, let us focus on our own selves instead of focusing on others mistakes but I am thankful to God for giving me the courage to voice this message for the whole of Samoa.
"I love my country because it is founded on God, where God is nobody fails, but if we fail it falls on our own selves but the greatest peace is inviting Jesus as the prince of peace in our heart.
"Have a blessed Easter Samoa, may the Lord touch your heart as much as he touched mine through this message."