Former politician and intending candidate for South New Georgia, Rendova and Tetepare electorate, Danny Philip, has been endorsed to run for the PM’s post.
The political party endorsed Mr Philip as the party’s president and to be the candidate for the Prime Minister if he wins the election.
The endorsement was made during the party’s convention held early this week.
During the convention, the party also endorsed 31 candidates who will contest the upcoming national general election.
“All our 31 candidates are collected fairly from all the nine provinces,” the president said.
He challenged supporters to abide by the precepts of the party’s constitution.
“Stand firm to the high ideals of the political vision of the party as enshrined in our 2010 manifesto.”
He said the ideals of the party are superior and fundamental because they are meant to address the underlying problems of the Solomon Islands as basis to organising the society towards achieving social, political and economic goals.
“These problems cannot be assumed because they are real and there is no time to shy away from them.
“It is now time to find answers to these inherent problems as the current status quo cannot be allowed to continue any longer.”
Mr Philip said this election heralds a new era to bring the country onto a new threshold of governance.
He said the RDP-SI will reorganise the country through a simple formula “Constitutional Reform plus Social Reform equals Economic Progress”.
“This order of planning of governance in diverse Melanesia is inevitable and cannot be arranged in any other way.”
RDP-SI fielded candidates are: Charles Aiwasuga (Guadalcanal), Fr Benedict Garimane (Guadalcanal), Willie Atu (Guadalcanal), Hilda Ki’i (Guadalcanal), Alfred Lovanitila (Guadalcanal), Abel Arabola (Guadalcanal), Martin Aibata (Malaita), Billy Manu (Malaita), Thomas Vatia (Malaita), Alfred Pohe (Ngella), Henry Marau (Ulawa/Ugi), Golden Kiloko (Makira), Fr Joseph Tamuatara (Makira), Henry Sitai (Makira), Fr Philip Mali (Temotu), Johnson Levela (Temotu), Chris Pati (Temotu), Dick Daoleni (Isabel), Rhoda Sikilabu (Isabel), Collish Tutua (Western), Rev, Philemon Riti (Western), Danny Philip (Western), Nelson Boso (Western), John Dean (Western), Mockson Aaron (Western), Pye Roberts (Western), Charles Sighoto (Western), Queensland Olega (Western), Douglas Ete (Honiara), Eric Tema (Honiara) and Charles Tango (Renbel).
By EDNAL PALMER
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