H.R.P.P. whip urges opposition to remain humble
The Human Rights Protection Party's (H.R.P.P.) Whip has called on Samoa’s growing opposition movement to remain humble and Christ-like in their servitude as the April election approaches.
During Monday’s Parliament session, the M.P. for Anoama'a East, Alaiasa Sepulona Moananu, offered his advice to the Fa’atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party.
Alaiasa also praised the party’s leader, La’auli Leuatea Schmidt, for establishing the movement.
“I wanted to say something about the F.A.S.T. political party. I thank La’auli for setting up the party, you have done a job well done, congratulations, and may the heavens rain blessings on your efforts,” said Alai’asa.
“But as we have said, in Paul’s words written in Philippians say, may you have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature a God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.
“Rather, He humbled himself by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness, for you and me. They say this is why He was lifted by God, everyone gets on bended knees and says his name.
“And so the spirit of Lufilufi (traditional district) is to serve with humility (O lalo e su’e ai mālo). “
The member and whip of the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) further urged election contestants to surrender the result of the general election to the power of God in order to ensure national peace.
Though before he could proceed to thank his constituency during his last speech as the incumbent M.P. for Anoamaa East, La’auli took the floor to accept the advice.
“That is the true intention and core [of this party], and in time we will speak,” he said.
“Your sentiments are the same feelings we are trying to portray but thank you for the advice, we appreciate your counsel to ensure harmony in our midst.”
Alai’asa continued that when leaders are in solidarity, Samoa too will band together in harmony.
“It is important to me because as their name states, Faamuamua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (faith in one true God), and so when we act accordingly to what the Lord wants, all will be good,” he said.
The M.P. proceeded to thank his constituency for entrusting him with the role to represent the people of Anoamaa East in Parliament.
Alai’asa is one of six candidates who will be competing in the general election for the seat of Anoamaa No. 1.