Village Council seeks forgiveness from P.M.

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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WAITING GAME: Chiefs of Luatauanuu outside the Prime Minister's office yesterday.

WAITING GAME: Chiefs of Luatauanuu outside the Prime Minister's office yesterday. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

About 20 elders of the Luatuanu’u Village Council headed to the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday to seek forgiveness.

They were eagerly waiting for the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, only to be told half an hour later that he had a busy schedule. 

During the weekend, a rugby fight broke out between Falefa and Luatuanu’u during the competition at Saoluafata.

This resulted in seven people being hospitalised and a roadblock near Solosolo that stopped traffic.  

Speaking to Samoa Observer yesterday, a chief said they just wanted to apologise to Prime Minister Tuilaepa and the whole of Samoa for what had occurred. 

“Not every day is a good day. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly and for us, an apology and seeking for forgiveness is most appropriate.

“That’s why we are here today (yesterday). What has been said by the leader of our country to our village is alright with us.

“We have nothing to say about it.”

Despite waiting for quite some time, the security at the P.M’s office told the Village Council members the Prime Minister and Cabinet had a busy schedule.

“The only person who can come to set up an appointment for your village is your Village Mayor,” the security guard said.

“He will give you the exact info (date settled) of when you are going to meet him.

“But for now, we apologise.”

High Chief, Fonotoe Fonotia agreed with the security guard and they left.

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