The leader of the opposition SODELPA party in Fiji Ro Teimumu Kepa has moved to dispel fears of a rift in the party saying one of its MPs has tried to stir up a crisis for no reason.
Mosese Bulitavu has threatened to resign unless there is an inquiry into a report critical of the party and its leader.
Ro Teimumu, who leads the opposition in Fiji's first parliament since the coup of 2006, says SODELPA is stable and has its eyes firmly fixed on forming the government of Fiji.
She says she and the party's president have pledged support for each other.
Ro Teimumu says Mr Bulitavu's complaint is being dealt with by the party's Management Board.
A complaint by the party's Principal Administrative Officer Mick Beddoes is also before the board.
The leader has asked the party's supporters for patience to let the board carry out its reponsibilities and says there are 30 candidates who can step in to Mr Bulitavu's shoes if he goes ahead with his threat to resign tomorrow. Friday