Chief asks leader to let people decide for themselves
Chief Representative for the Malampa community in Luganville is appealing to all church leaders; proposed candidates, and leaders of the communities in Luganville to let the people of Vanuatu decide for themselves who they want for this coming general election.
His concern was in relattion to some so-called proposed candidates during the recent independence celebration urging the people to vote for them or they will be removed from the piece of land they live on.
Chief Peter Malruruangi said he opposes the idea and said it was against the democratic rights and system governing a democratic country like Vanuatu.
He said those words convincing the people to vote on particular parties in Luganville not only came only from proposed candidates but from church leaders, chiefs and leaders of the communities around Luganville. Chief Malruruangi questioned the leadership role the church leaders, chiefs and proposed candidates. He said the leaders are misleading the people by choosing for them instead they should let each member of the community express their democratic right to choose the leader they want.
“We chiefs are responsible to solve any matters that happens inside our communities. But not to force people on any political party,” Malruruangi told Daily post.
Malruruangi said this year’s election for political parties in Luganville will be very competitive.