Afoa and Le’I make historic election pledge to voters


The gubernatorial team of Afoa Leulumoega Su’esu’e Lutu and Le’i Sonny Thompson, on their V103 radio program, last night, announced a historic pledge — if they are elected — they will show their commitment to American Samoa and its people, by serving as leaders to eliminate all high risk status and they are willing to make a sacrifice for the people, in doing so, “we will work free for a whole year, this is our commitment to serving the people of American Samoa.”

In making the pledge on behalf of the team, Afoa quoted President John F. Kennedy saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”

According to Afoa, this will allow his administration to concentrate and work on removing all the high risks that have been laid upon different government agencies by the Federal government.

The Afoa and Le’i radio program on V103 is a Samoan/ English language program that runs every Wednesday, from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. It’s a Question & Answer program where callers are able to phone in and ask the candidates questions. Tracie Doe hosts the program.

The pledge by Team Afoa & Le’i was to be announced during last Saturday’s “Meet the Candidates” event — their first major campaign event since they announced their candidacy in February this year. However, Afoa opted to hold his prepared speech last Saturday and instead speak from his heart about their aspirations, with their pledge to be publicized at a later date.  

Afoa, during the radio program, thanked everyone who attended and participated in their “Meet the Candidates” event on Saturday evening at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium; and extended his appreciation to Gov. Togiola Tulafono, Mauga Tasi Asuega and Utu Abe Malae for their appearances.

Samoa News understands this is the first time a gubernatorial team has pledged their salaries as service to the people of American Samoa.


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