Chiefs move in to 'protect' Head of State

A group of high chiefs and untitled men from the Falelatai constituency numbering close to 100 arrived at the residence of the Head of State this morning, asking him to return there to ensure his own safety. 

His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualuavi II is at the centre of an unprecedented development in Samoan politics after the Supreme Court this week issued a ruling directing him to convene Parliament by Monday.

One high chief, who declined to be named because he did not have the authority of a spokesman for the movement, said: 

“There are too many threats against Tumalealiifano hence the move to bring him under the care of the high chiefs. 

"We will not sit idle if threats are being leveled against the Tama Aiga -his a highness, who is highly accorded in our constituency.  Life or death we will protect with all that we have." 

* This is a developing story.

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