FLP Gives 25 Nom­i­na­tions

Fiji Sun - - Comment - SHRATIKA NAIDU Edited by Epineri Vula Feed­back: shratikan@fi­jisun.com.fj

The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) filed nom­i­na­tions for 25 pro­vi­sional can­di­dates at the Fi­jian Elec­tions Of­fice (FEO) yes­ter­day.

FLP par­lia­men­tary leader Aman Ravin­dra-Singh filed it on be­half of the party yes­ter­day.

He said more names would be given on Mon­day.

When asked if he could re­veal the to­tal num­ber of nom­i­na­tion and the names, he said he would do so later.

“We didn’t want to leave ev­ery­thing till the last minute and that is why we have given some names now for FEO to check be­cause there is a process to fol­low,” Mr Ravin­draSingh said.

“We are look­ing for­ward to get­ting the process done and out of the way so we can start with our cam­paign.

“We have only 23 days to cam­paign, which is very dif­fi­cult and here we have a Govern­ment who has been there for four years and lit­er­ally cam­paign­ing ev­ery day,” he said. “We had put for­ward 18 names in May and the bulk of those names are still part of the nom­i­na­tion to­day (Fri­day) we also have few more ex­cit­ing can­di­dates who will be named later.”

Su­per­vi­sor of Elec­tions Mo­hammed Sa­neem con­firmed the FEO had re­ceived 25 names from FLP yes­ter­day.

“We have ac­cepted the doc­u­ments and are now pro­cess­ing it to de­ter­mine the qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments as per the Elec­toral Act and we have a turn­around time of 48 hours,” Mr Sa­neem said.

“We hope to com­plete the pro­cess­ing for Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party and So­cial Demo­cratic Lib­eral Party by to­mor­row (Satur­day) and on Sun­day we hope to fin­ish pro­cess­ing the FLP.

FEO will re­main open dur­ing the week­end in case any in­de­pen­dent can­di­date wishes to nom­i­nate how­ever, the po­lit­i­cal par­ties that are left are HOPE and Unity Fiji and they in­formed us they will lodge on Mon­day (Oc­to­ber 15).” He said FEO will pub­lish the list of ap­proved can­di­dates on Mon­day and on Tues­day’s pa­per as well.

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