The Social Democratic Liberal Party expects to gather the list of names of nominees for the new party leader from the four divisions by the end of next month.
General Secretary, Pio Tabaiwalu said a selection committee is yet to be appointed by the Management Board.
He said the selection process is very important as they will look for a credible person to lead SODELPA to the 2014 Elections.
The SODELPA office confirmed that former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase has been invited to be part of the selection committee and he has agreed.
Qarase cannot take the party leader’s position.
Under the Political Parties Decree, a person is disqualified from being an office holder of a political party if that person, has in the five years preceding the date when he or she applies to be an office holder, been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a period of not less than six months.
Story by: Tokasa Rainima