Maui Uye-Ahua

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The Esteemed
Maui Uye-Ahua
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Prime Minister of the Oan Isles
In office
December 2019 – Present
LeaderEmperor Oahoanu
Preceded byLocklyn Le Roy
Leader of the Konoa People's Party
In office
July 2017 – Present
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born
Maui Uye-Ahua

(1980-06-23) 23 June 1980 (age 42)
Noapa, the Oan Isles
Political partyNonoa People's Party (formerly), Pacifist Party of the Oan Isles and Auroran Socialist Democratic Party (current)
SpouseHokare Meatahe (December 16, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-12-16)
ResidenceTokapa, the Oan Isles
Alma materUniversity of Tokapa

Maui Uye-Ahua is a statesman and politician from The Oan Isles who serves as the incumbent Prime Minister of the Oan Isles since 2017. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Konoa and as the leader of the Pacifist Party of the Oan Isles.

Early life

Maui Uye-Ahua was born to Mrs Akatea Uye-Ahua and Mr Karuhi Uye-Ahua in 1970. He originates from Harmony City (Noapa) in Konoa. He attended an independent all-boys school. He excelled in his academic studies especially in subjects such as languages and the arts. He played in his school's cricket team and represented his school at national level.

When he graduated from his school, he received a sports scholarship to study an undergraduate degree in law and economics. He was politically active and he was a strong proponent of Konoan autonomy. After graduating, he pursued further studies in research of the law. He wrote several prominent articles for major newspapers that launched his ideas about Konoan autonomy, Oan national identity and politics into the national platform.

Political career

Leader of Konoa

He joined the Konoan People's Party. He quickly became prominent for his excellent writing and speaking skills and quickly rose to the upper echelons of the party. During this time, he also taught law to undergraduate students and supervised postgraduate students in law at the University of Tokapa (Whare Wananga a te Tokapa).

He became the leader of the Konoan People's Party. He greatly radicalized the party and led large protests and marched to gain national attention for Konoan autonomy. The campaign led to a referendum in which Konoa was granted considerable influence over its internal affairs.

He served as the Chief Minister for Konoa. His government focused on building the Konoan identity and brand through investing in eco-tourism and the preservation of Konoa's cultural heritage.

During the Auroran-Pacific War, he was an outspoken critic of the government and gained mass appeal for his direct yet elegant approach to explaining and interrogating political issues. His views Nd character gained him mass appeal among readers of publications such Oan News.

Prime Minister

During the 2017 general elections, neither the Green Party of the Oan Isles nor the Pacifist Party were able to win enough seats to form a government. He was nominated as a compromise candidate. He negotiated a supply and confidence agreement between the two parties and was eventually elected to the position of Prime Minister by the National Assembly. The Emperor of Polynesia confirmed his election.

He was lauded for the diverse parties that were represented in his Cabinet. He has primarily governed by building consensus. Unfortunately, he has been criticised for being slow and indecisive.

Nonetheless, under his leadership the Oan Isles helped liberate the Kōhatu Isles from the rule of a one-party dictatorial regime under the Diamond Authority (Ka Mana Daimana). His government invaded, occupied and annexed the islands after they agreed to join the Oan Isles in a referendum. Leaders from the National Liberation Movement of the Kōhatu Isles cite him as a source and inspiration of their political agenda and vision.

Personal life

Uye-Ahua has been happily married to Ihana Uye-Ahua (nee Tefiti) for 20 years. He has two children, Iparena (12 years old) and Pounamu (16 years old). He is a member of the Clan of Uye-Ahua, a branch of the Uye family created when its founder married a Princess from the Clan of Ahua. He is a member of the Konoan tribe. He is ambivalent about his religious beliefs although he is known to ascribe to humanist and absolute morality personal codes. He is known to pay his respects to the dead once a year, thereby exhibiting signs of animism.