“God knows I was doing my job” - Toeolesulusulu
Satapuala’s Member of Parliament, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster is staying positive. He is unfazed by the possibility of being charged following the clash between armed Police and Satapuala villagers last Thursday.
“God knows I was doing my job,” Toeolesulusulu told the Samoa Observer. “I will leave it to Him to give us justice.”
The MP declined to discuss the matter in detail.
“The matter is now in the hands of the Office of the Attorney General. I will only reply when I receive a decision from the Attorney General’s Office.”
In Parliament yesterday morning, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi ordered the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and file the appropriate charges against the MP.
In a Ministerial address, the Prime Minister accused the MP of inciting Satapuala villagers to disturb the peace (address in Samoan is published in the Talanoa Samoa section).
“It is no secret that I arrived in the country that night and it coincided with the erecting of stonewalls on the main road at Satapuala and the stopping of cars and the searching of passengers. Who were they (Satapuala) looking for?” Tuilaepa said.
“We all know nothing in the village happens without the consent and the urgings of the matai. The most disappointing part is that the Member of Parliament Toeolesulusulu and a senior matai, Leao Akeripa, were at the forefront of this rude display that threatened the rights of members of the public to use the road.
“It is a display that has ruined the good name of Samoa in the eyes of the international community, especially tourists.”
The Prime Minister said even the Speaker of the House, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao and Chief Justice, Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu weren’t spared.
“This sort of inciting behavior cannot be ignored by the government…” said the Prime Minister. He reminded Members of From front page Parliament about their oath to serve Samoa, above all other interests.
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