There has been a lull in the ongoing political clash on social media between the royal and democrat supporters on Saturday 17 after PTOA Party supporters in New Zealand visited the Auckland hospital where Lord Fusitu’a is staying.
The president of the New Zealand supporters of the Pohiva government and democrats, said in Tongan politics should be put aside.
As Kaniva news reported recently, Lord Fusitu’a was hospitalised after his health deteriorated.
He was put on the ventilator at Vaiola’s intensive care unit before the government hired an air ambulance from New Zealand which airlifted him into Auckland’s Middlemore hospital.
According to various sources, the king’s noble’s health condition has improved since his admission.
The Kakalu ‘O Tonga this week claimed on its front page that the noble had been put on dialysis. Kaniva news has been unable to contact Lord Fusitu’a’s medical team from Tonga or Middlemore authorities.
PTOA members who visited the hospital were led by the group’s president, Sione Fifita, and secretary Sitimi Taukolo.
While they were not allowed to see Lord Fusitu’a directly, they were welcomed at the hospital’s reception by a cousin of Lord Fusitu’a. They said a prayer, gave the cousin an envelope of money and left, a source within the PTOA supporters said.
Fifita was heard on a livestreamed video as saying that after Lord Fusitu’a arrived in Auckland he thought they should visit him.
The cousin told the visitors, according to the video, they ” are now working together.”
Kolio Tapueluelu, one of the royal supporters who were at Middlemore when the PTOA visitors arrived, told them he had learned from them and how they resolved to leave their political differences aside and visited noble Fusitu’a.
Lord Fusitu’a has been one of the key figures from opposition bench instrumental in rejecting the government’s six new bills which are pending in Parliament.
In Parliament he has regularly questioned Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s health and his regular medical travel to New Zealand.
It is understood Hon. Pohiva visited Lord Fusitu’a in Vaiola before he was sent to New Zealand.
The Minister of Police reportedly said he signed the document authorising the air ambulance to land in Tonga on Sunday because “life was important.”
The Minister of Health is also understood to have signed hospital documents authorising the sending of Lord Fusitu’a to New Zealand.
The main points
- There has been a lull in the ongoing political clash on social media between the royal and democrat supporters after PTOA Party supporters in New Zealand visited the Auckland hospital where Lord Fusitu’a is staying.
- The president of the New Zealand supporters of the Pohiva government and democrats, said that when it came to someone who was struggling with his life they had to help no matter what their political stances were.
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