Sagaga Le Usoga M.P. appeals for support
The Member of Parliament for Sagaga Le Usoga, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli has appealed to his constituency for support as the 2021 General Election draws closer.
Speaking in the Parliament during the first Supplementary Budget 2020/2021 debate, Seiuli while acknowledging his constituency's support, said he was under the impression that he would return unopposed.
But this is not the case with five election candidates already registered to attempt to unseat the second-term M.P who is running for the newly established Sagaga No.2 seat.
“My constituency, I had thought our election in 2021 would be resolved in a respectful manner,” he told the Parliament.
He said it is unfortunate that this was not the case and he will be contesting against his brothers from the Sagaga Le Usoga constituency.
He added that he wants to return to the Parliament so he can fight for the needs of his constituency and continue his service to the people.
During his term, Seiuli said there were several developments in his constituency that were made possible with funding from the Government.
Those projects include the reconstruction of the Tuanai Road and Faleula to Malie Road valued at $1.4 million.
“The development has made it easier for our residents to tend to their plantations especially supplying produces,” he said.
Turning to the village of Afega, the M.P. said although there were many road works request, the Minister of Works accepted their application to fix the road in Afega tai.
He appealed to his constituency comprising the villages of Tuanai, Afega and Malie that if he is elected again he will push for those the remaining works to be completed.
Seiuli first entered parliament through a by-election when the then M.P. Muagututagata Peter Ah Him resigned from office.
After less than a year in the Parliament, the M.P. returned to the poll and was returned to the Legislative Assembly after the 2016 General Election.
He will run against former Associate Minister, Maualaivao Patelesio Ah Him, Fa’alogo Ivins Chan K Tong, Lio Ioapo Ioapo, Maulolo Tavita Amosa and Vaotuua Michael Toevai.