Press Release from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano, has dismissed as false, unfounded and utterly untrue, claims by the Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela' Akilisi Pohiva, that the former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, and former Minister of Finance & National Planning, Hon. Tevita Lavemaau were involved in, and knew about, the advice he had given to His Majesty, King Tupou VI, that resulted in the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga with effect from 24 August 2017.

Lord Tu'ivakano wishes to clarify and set the record straight as it is important that people know the truth. The former Deputy Prime Minister and the former Minister of Finance & National Planning were never involved, nor had anything to do with, the advice which led to the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.

Released from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga

Tuesday 12th September 2017

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