Governor talks gubernatorial election in cabinet meeting

The gubernatorial election is more than a year away, but Governor Lolo Moliga saw a need to bring up the issue of political campaigning during his first cabinet meeting for 2019 held today in the Election Office.

He said that some candidates have already made known their intentions and it’s no secret that Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga is aiming for the governorship.

He said there are others who are not in government who would be considering running and he feels rules of fairness should be applied so that the people get a fair election and selection of leaders is fair.

Lolo said it was important to discuss this early and he let directors know that he will use his authority as governor to deal with anyone who strays from the rules.

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11 Comments

  1. Just Saying 2

    C’MON NOW LOLO!! ESE WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU AT THE OFFICE DURING OFFICE HOURS DURING BOTH YOUR TERMS, AND YOU DIDN’T SEEM TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT!!

    YES, IT’S WRONG BUT YOU’RE ONLY NOW WANTING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT TRYING TO ACT LIKE YOU HAVE INTEGRITY!!

    THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO BE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE WITH YOU GONE, AND ESE LIU GONE TOO!!

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  2. Toaletai Faaumusolo

    O a rules. Se aua le faamaimaua fua le ea ma le timu soo o le mea. Fai muamua sau fika i le faleaiga a Ese ma ana Saiga ona e pisa ai laia i isi mea. Na’o lou fiafia lava e ai size 2 mai ia Ese. O oulua lea ua oki ai le tele o mea a le malo.

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    1. Mula

      Right ON!!Ua oki le morale o le aufaigaluega i le piopio o personne actions le HR . Ua sao le pisigisi o Ese i le faleaiga. Fetaui lelei ma le aoga ma experience.
      fa’anoanoa le vaai i le au saiga o lo’o faigaluega. koekiki o’o mai Iuni oga avaku loa le fagau le JTPA e faigaluega i le kontainer faleaiga.

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    2. DISGUSTED

      AE SA’O O A RULES IF I CAN REMEMBER ON YOUR SECOND TERM PEOPLE WERE HIRED AND WERE LET GO AS SOON AS YOU WERE RE-ELECTED.

      LIKE YOUR NEW MEETING PLACE WITH THE ELECTION OFFICE COMMISSIONER AND YOUR SO CALL FANTASTIC GROUP, THE EXTENSION ON THE LEFT SIDE LOCKER ROOM AT THE STADIUM IN TAFUNA.

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  3. Dave Solomon

    The final two years of a second term are the years political Social Responsibilities are often implemented. This means “political fundraising” to benefit people, and most of the time these social responsibilities are either to benefit self or a supporter to self. It is no secret that the Lolo & Lemanu campaign started at Jack’s & Ese’s, therefore a few things need to be in-place for that social responsibility. There will be more social responsibilities on Lolo versus Lemanu as he has the opportunity to run again and become the MAN, well unless his battle buddies has already ruined that for him. Just reading the media stories alone, you can see more social responsibilities already ongoing with more to come, because come 2020, its all over. Lets start counting, along with the drug problem.

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    1. Guestty

      YEAH, SHE GOT ONE OF THE TOP AND MOST ATTRACTIVE “CABINET POSTS”, YEARS OF “CATERING ASG” GIGS AND NOW HER “CANTINA FONUEA”.…ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF AN OVER ACHIEVER! LOL THOSE ARE SOME HEFTY LAME DUCK POLITICAL COMMITMENTS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, GUESS NOTHING COMES FREE, RIGHT? LOL

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  4. Get Real

    Se soia…….You believe that Governor? You’ve been doing that in your political career and now you think you are a Saint? Who knows of all the campaigning that goes on behind closed doors and on the phones every day? History dictates that it will increase as we get closer to the 2020 elections. It’s the nature of the Beast that you are a part of. Get real.

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  5. Falefasa Utuloa

    As one of, Unko LOLOLO’s, many early on original L&L PI’O 1ST loyalist that ended up on ESE’s “Let Go Target List” with the Chief Exec’s overall approval. What FAIRNESS within your P 1ST Admin are you referring to Kuv Matalasi? Was it FAIR for ESE to cheefully retire from ASG on a Friday and came smiling back to work on the following Monday with a hefty PI’OPI’O 1ST contract to do your prior campaign biddings and other ongoing corrupt personnel hiring/promotions for voter Pay-
    Offs and Size-2s? Lau Tofa i le To’oto’o, is this the best that the LETALU MOLIGA brand of integrity that can be pulled outta of your 4-point contact? Fai mai foi tala a le tou itumalo e tu’u mumusu le faautautaga loloto ma le tofa mamao ile tootoo na te tauavea le vailolo e taumafa ai le tupu pea fonoa Malaetele! Don’t you have any SHAME by defering to your petty MANUKAN blend of leadership/governance for the entire territory to follow! FYI Unko/Kuv LOLO! the local 2020 gubernatorial election will be a whole different ball game. Your wishful wanna be “Shot Calling” for the LT to run with either Laolagi, Leapei, Le’i or even Liu for the next sequel of the L&L saga, still needs to secure the “Green Light” endorsement from the king-makers of the
    FALEAGAFULU i Le Afioga ile Maoputasi ia Mauga Tasi Asuega; o Afioga i Maopu ia Levu Solaita & Soliai Tuipine; and le overwhelming support mai le Afioga ile Matua o le Le’iato ia Togiola Tulafono; and also last but not least o le advice and consent mai ile Afioga a le Sa’ousoalii ia Lutu Afoa Su’esu’e, si toeaina ile Aloalii which you solely and heavily depended on for the Run-Off lea na mafua ai ona e pale i lau uluai term in office. So that’s a whole lot of political favors for ESE to deal with and fill out either from the Fonuea-Container Cantina or the recently renovated VA Stadium’s left side locker-room for soon to start secret T&T ’20 campaign briefings! All a cover-up for the general public “on the pretense” of exercising on the field and around the tract. Unko/Kuv LOLO, do yourself and ESE a life lasting favor and start retrieving your faces out of where the sun never shines. At last, Good riddance to the PI’OPI’O 1ST Admin.

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  6. Dumpty dumpty syndrome

    Personally I was shocked to see a huge DHSS office sign secured in Madame Ese Liu’s plaza in the village of iliili/futiga With all those useless empty bldgs/offices allowed to rot in Utulei and Tafuna. Well I must say at least she is transparent.
    So the late dir. Dhss. Taeaoafua Meki Solomona who campaigned openly for you mr. Gov, openly threatened and sexually harrassed and punished in public a dhss staff member for not voting for you…you stayed silent and despite public uproar, a federal eel investigation you nominated him again for your DHSS dir. Shame after shameful behaviors yet you chose to faasiasia him in public all the way to the end.
    You really expect us to believe or trust in you? But you don’t care which is why these ridiculous statements keep spewing out.

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  7. Your teaching us

    Your perfect example of political campaigning….your high profile chief of staff charged with sexual assault admitted in court to groping a female that found his groping …offensive.
    He was known to swing the paddle that won you the election. So despite his unsavory behavior and reputation you keep him on as your chief of staff, as a symbol of your power?

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    1. Matua’i macan-ner

      …ah huh, and how disgusting is that?? Uā le toe ila ia tagata se and still keepin that head to the sky…oh wells, that’s their physical makeup all flawed! Only in Samonanei ā!

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