DISSATIFIED East Kwaio Fadanga Chiefs have called on the East Kwaio people to discuss their position in response to last week’s DCGA Constituency Awareness Information conducted by Member of Parliament Hon Stanley Festus Sofu.
The call comes as more details emerged of how Hon Sofu was treated in Olomburi, Sinarangu and Yuru – the three Districts which constitute the East Kwaio Constituency.
Hon Sofu started his tour at Olomburi on Tuesday last week. The house where he held his so-called Awareness was stoned, accusing their MP of “lying” to them about the Government’s plan to extend the 11th Parliament by 12 months.
“There is no justification for an extension,” those who opposed the move told the MP.
The rowdy scene was repeated at Gounabusu Village on Tuesday evening, when Hon Sofu was literally chased away and told to leave immediately in the interest of his own safety. He did, according to those who witnessed the unfolding spectacle.
Hon Sofu left that evening for Yuru where police had to be called in to provide security for the Minister, those who witnessed the event said.
East Kwaio Fadanga Chiefs have now summonsed the East Kwaio people to a meeting next Thursday.
“We will be attending the meeting at Gounabusu Village on Thursday,” one Kwaio Fadanga Chief told Solomon Star last night.
“We are simply tired of listening to lies and deception over the past three years. We are firm in our resolve that the national general election must be held next year. There is no justification for an extension,” the Chiefs said.
The Chiefs were incensed about last November when Hon Sofu told them he was leaving the DCGA government when he returned from burying his brother, the late Hon Titus Fika.
“When he reneged on his undertaking, he did not realise but he had lost his support in East Kwaio. So whatever he might be telling the nation and government that his Awareness had gone very well is a lot of rubbish,” an angry voter said.
By ALFRED SASAKO