Ivirua election date call pleases Demos

Thursday December 06, 2018 Written by Published in Politics
Terepai Maoate has called on the government to “come clean” over the lengthy absence of former Internal Aff airs minister Albert Nicholas, pictured at the launch of the Cook Islands Party’s election campaign earlier this year. 18120532 Terepai Maoate has called on the government to “come clean” over the lengthy absence of former Internal Aff airs minister Albert Nicholas, pictured at the launch of the Cook Islands Party’s election campaign earlier this year. 18120532

Parliamentary Opposition Terepai Maoate says he’s pleased that a date for the Ivirua by-election has been set.

 

“That’s great a date has been confirmed’ we’ve been hoping that the announcement would be made before Christmas, so thank you to the Speaker of the House,” he said earlier this week.

Maoate said the Democratic Party central committee had kept in close contact with the Ivirua Democrats.

“Our communication with them has been very positive and our Ivirua team will be very pleased to hear that they will get to say who they want to represent them in Parliament at the start of 2019.”

Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of RAPPA member of Parliament Albert Nicholas continues with the government being tight lipped as to when the long-absent MP can be expected back in the country.

Maoate has called on the government to “come clean” and state whether MP Nicholas is returning to assume his responsibilities to his constituency and Parliament.

Maoate says for the government to leave one of the largest constituencies in the country without an MP is unfair on all the residents of RAPPA who deserve a lot better than to be left without representation.

            - FSB/Democratic Party

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