9 Mar 2011

Tautua Samoa party re-elect leader

8:21 am on 9 March 2011

The Tautua Samoa opposition party has re-elected its leader and deputy to lead the party in Parliament.

Va'ai Papu Vaipule and Palusalue Fa'apo II were predicted to retain their positions, but some of the new MPs wanted a change at the top.

One of the party's founders, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi, has been chosen as party whip.

Lealailepule says the party needs to stay united, if it's to have a chance at the next election.

"Five years from now we should definitely win. This is a good start for us and we have a good opposition, so we should start our campaign right now and that's what we are going to do now, is prove to the people and educate them and tell them what Samoa needs and the next election should be a easy battle for us."

Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi.