P.M., Speaker meets with H.O.S. at Vailele
The Prime Minister, and Speaker of the House just a while ago met with His Highness the Head of State and the Council of Deputy, at the Head of State residence at Vailele, after he made an appearance at the Parliament House at Tiafau while parliament was in session.
All while the leader and members of the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) were outside parliament house.
The gates of the Head of State residence were closed to the media and the public, during the meeting.
However, in a live broadcast from the Head of State' residence at Vailele, Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa said they had decided to meet with His Highness, Tuimaleali'ifano Sualauvi Va'aletoa II to find out if there was anything he needed, for him to show up at Parliament House.
"We have come here to meet with the Head of State and Council of Deputy as we were informed that they came to Tiafau earlier," Fiame said.
"We have come to ask whether there was something he needed, for them to come over to parliament.
"According to his Highness, he was concerned that things were heated up outside of parliament between the H.R.P.P. and police; as they were carrying out their duties under the orders from the Speaker."
However, Fiame said they have assured the Head of State and Council of Deputy that there was nothing to worry about.
"All is calm," assured Fiame.
"We have assured His Highness and the Council of Deputy that all is calm and to leave it to us, the chosen members of the countries to deal with these things and to sort out the differences between political parties, under the guidance of the constitution.
"The Speaker has declared his as to why the H.R.P.P. would not be sworn-in now.
"But in my position as Prime Minister, we decided to meet with the Head of State to see if there's something he needed because he should not have to come to us if he needed anything, we should be the ones coming to him."
The Speaker of Parliament, Papali'i Li'o Ta'eu-Masipau said they have met with law enforcers to make sure that peace will be maintained within the country.
They have also assured the Head of State and Council of Deputy and there "is nothing wrong."
"A new day will come and we will continue to follow the rule of law as we have always had, from our journey to where we are now."