Solomons bishop fights election

BY Netani Rika

THE head of the Anglican Church in the Solomon Islands will contest the general elections.

Archbishop George Takeli stood down on Friday.

Takeli will from Friday 22 February to contest the upcoming National General Elections in April. Archbishop Takeli, will contest the Ulawa/Ugi constituency. 

He has been granted special dispensation by the Church’s Management Board allowing him to be nominated for the elections. 

Takeli toldv staff he decided to enter politicsc because there was a need for leaders to provide moral, strong and trustworthy leadership.. 

Bishoph Nathan Tome, will be the caretaker Archbishop until a replacement is elected and installed later in the year.