NFP’s chal­lenge hear­ing date set

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - JES­SICA GOUNDER Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

The hear­ing date of a chal­lenge by the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party to a sus­pen­sion by the Supervisor of Elec­tions was set yes­ter­day by the High Court in Suva. The hear­ing has been set for Novem­ber 21.

The party is chal­leng­ing the supervisor’s find­ing that NFP was in breach of the Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties (Reg­is­tra­tion, Con­duct, Fund­ing and Dis­clo­sures) De­cree. NFP is chal­leng­ing the Supervisor of Elec­tion’s de­ci­sion in Fe­bru­ary this year that was to sus­pend the party for 30 days. The grounds for the sus­pen­sion was that the au­di­tor that cer­ti­fied the NFP ac­counts did not have a Cer­tifi­cate of Pub­lic Prac­tice as re­quired by sec­tion 22 of the Fiji In­sti­tute of Ac­coun­tants Act. The mat­ter was called be­fore High Court Judge Jus­tice Ly­one Senevi­ratne.

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