2 MPs ousted

Samoa Speaker ousts two independent MPs

It came after last Friday's closing of nominations for the 2021 general election.

The seats, Faleata urban and Salega East, had been held by Olo Fiti Va'ai and Faumuina Wayne Fong.

The pair had breached parliamentary standing orders on switching allegiance to become candidates of the newly formed Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi, or F.A.S.T, political party, for next year's general election.

The MPs have publicly revealed the Speaker's decision after the sergeant at arms of Parliament delivered them a letter.