Fiame Tight Lipped About Offer to Lead

The outgoing Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, is remaining tight lipped about an offer to lead the newly formed Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi into the 2021 General Elections.

Speaking to the media on Friday after she handed her resignation to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Fiame said she is still thinking about many things and which option to take.

“In this term I cannot go to another political party,’’ she said.

TV1Samoa reports she still hopes to contest the 2021 General Elections for
the seat she has held for more than 30 years without a break.

The leader of the FAST Party, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt told Samoa Observer on Friday they have offered the leadership to his former Cabinet colleague.

“Fiame [was] the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa and we want to see her become the first female Prime Minister of Samoa,” she told the
newspaper.

Social media has been inundated with messages calling for Fiame to step into the FAST leaders role.

The 63-year old said she could not stay in government knowing she
opposed the three Bills now causing a stir throughout the country.

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