The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano, has dismissed as false, unfounded and utterly untrue, claims by the Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela' Akilisi Pohiva, that the former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, and former Minister of Finance & National Planning, Hon. Tevita Lavemaau were involved in, and knew about, the advice he had given to His Majesty, King Tupou VI, that resulted in the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga with effect from 24 August 2017.
The Supervisor of Election Pita Vuki made the announcement during a televise programme last night.