Sa­neem sus­pends two Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties

It was handed down to the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party and One Fiji Party.

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Two po­lit­i­cal par­ties have been sus­pended by the Reg­is­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties for 30 days af­ter fail­ing to de­clare their as­sets, li­a­bil­i­ties and funds. Th­ese dec­la­ra­tions were to have been done be­fore De­cem­ber 31 last year. Not do­ing so con­tra­vened Sec­tion 24 of the Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties (Reg­is­tra­tion, Con­duct, Fund­ing and Dis­clo­sure) De­cree. The sus­pen­sion was handed down to the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party and One Fiji Party. PDP gen­eral sec­re­tary Aman Ravin­dra Singh when con­tacted yes­ter­day af­ter­noon said: “I’m on my way back to Lau­toka and this is the first I am hear­ing of it.” “I have to read it to­mor­row and then and only can I make a com­ment.” One Fiji Party founder Fil­imoni Vosarogo did not re­spond to calls made to his cell phone.

“The of­fice hold­ers and reg­is­tered of­fi­cers of both par­ties were re­quired to sub­mit their dec­la­ra­tions as per the De­cree to the Reg­is­trar on or be­fore De­cem­ber 31 2015 for the year 2015, how­ever un­til to­day dec­la­ra­tions have not been re­ceived,” Mo­hammed Sa­neem, Reg­is­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties said.

If the par­ties have still not sorted out the mat­ter at the end of the sus­pen­sion, they are given an­other 30 days to fix it or face dereg­is­tra­tion. Edited by Ne­mani De­laibatiki

Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party sup­port­ers dur­ing the elec­tions.

Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party gen­eral sec­re­tary Aman Ravin­dra Singh

Reg­is­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Mo­hammed Sa­neem

One Fiji Party founder Fil­imoni Vosarogo

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