Te Ururoa Flavell has made it known he wants the co-leadership role of the Maori Party while he attended  the birthday celebration of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana held at Whangaehu Marae.

Maori Party president Pem Bird said Tariana Turia will remain female co-leader until she retires at the next elections in 2014 and Dr Pita Sharples will remain male co-leader if he is re-elected after the elections, so where will that leave Te Ururoa Flavell?

Kua tohua e Te Ururoa Flavell kei te whai ia i te turanga kaiarahi tane o Te Torangapu Maori i a ia i Te Marae Whangaehu e whakanui ana i te ra whanau o Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana. Hoi ano ki te korero a Pem Bird Perehitini o Te Pati Maori kei te noho tonu a Tariana Turia hei te kaiarahi wahine kia makere rano ia hei te kowhiringa poti rua mano ngahuru ma wha ā ka mau tonu a Takuta Pita Sharples ki te turanga kaiarahi tane mena ka poti ano ia ki te Pati Maori a muri i te kowhiringa Poti, me tangata tu tahi a Te Ururoa Flavell me aha ranei.