The National Executive Committee of the Leleon Vanua Democratic Party wishes to inform the public, especially political parties, organisations, movements and other stakeholders that it will not be contesting the 2020 general elections on March 19.

At its meeting in November 2019, the National Committee decided that as a new party it will need more time to prepare and will not participate in the 2020 national election, but that it looks forward to 2024 general elections.

The Committee has advised those whose names were endorsed by the National Congress of their decision and gave them the option to contest as independent candidates or to affiliate with a political party of their choice.

This statement was made on behalf of the National Executive Committee by the President of the Leleon Vanua Democratic Party, Motarilavoa Hilda Lini.