War of Words Erupts Between A-G, Biman
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad yesterday engaged in one of their fiercest exchanges so far outside of Parliament. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, upset by NFP’s provisional candidate Feroz Mohammed’s continuing comments online on religion and against him, sent an email to Mr Prasad. He said: “What are you going to do about his bigotry, which I brought to your attention previously, as a matter courtesy, after one of our Parliamentary sittings?
“It is apparent you didn’t do anything the first time and your provisional candidate has continued down this bigoted path with impunity. Obviously because of the lack of principled leadership and guardianship.” Mr Prasad said he would reply through the media because the A-G had copied his mail to them. He could not be reached to comment.
Meanwhile, it is understood that Mr Mohammed has been disqualified on the same grounds as the disqualification of FijiFirst provisional candidate Naziah Ali. Ms Ali was disqualified because she was out of the country for six months in two years. Mr Mohammed’s fate could not be confirmed last night.
His continuing derogatory remarks on social media prompted Mr Sayed-Khaiyum to write to Mr Prasad.
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad.