By ARNOLD CHANEL
The SODELPA delegation yesterday visited Bau to seek the blessing of the vanua and chief Ratu Epenisa Cakabau.
Led by party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa, the delegation was warmly welcomed by over 50 Bau villagers and Ratu Epenisa who gave them his blessing in the lead-up to elections in September, 2014.
The chief and senior villagers were read SODELPAs manifesto and candidate list for the 2014 elections during the ceremony.
This included a new i-Taukei scholarship plan, among other issues faced by indigenous Fijians highlighted during the ceremony.
SODELPA has stepped up preparations for the 2014 elections.