25 Feb 2011

Tautua Samoa eyes deal with independents to win power

5:40 pm on 25 February 2011

The Tautua Samoa party says it is already speaking to independent candidates about forming a government, if it wins enough seats in the upcoming election.

The general election, scheduled for March the 4th, will have about 160 candidates contesting from forty territorial constituencies

Of the candidates, more than a hundred are backing the ruling HRPP while the opposition Tautua Samoa party, has more than 40 candidates.

One of the founders of Tautua Samoa party, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi, says Tautua members are now out in the villages, going from home to home, to explain the Tautua message.

"We don't have to tell them about their rights. The HRPP is now controlling our rights in every sense, and it is very sad for this country moving forward."

Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi says he believes the party can win the 25 seats it needs to form a government.