28 Jan 2013

SDL founder confident of meeting Fiji decree's requirements

7:52 pm on 28 January 2013

One of the founders of Fiji's defunct SDL Party, Ro Temumu Kepa, says there is no shortage of support for the new party set to take its place.

The SDL announced its dissolution on Friday in order to comply with a new decree stipulating political party names must be in English and parties must have at least five thousand members.

The new party will have the same initials as the SDL and be known as the Social Democratic Liberal Party.

Ro Temumu Kepa says there have been many calls already from people wanting to join.

"I don't think we will have any problem signing up five thousand or ten thousand or more because we have people on the ground that believe in what we represent and that we will take them forward to the future."

Ro Temumu Kepa says there will be no action though until after mid February because of the new regulations.