SU­PER­VI­SOR OF ELEC­TIONS CAU­TIONS NIKO NAWAIKULA OVER SO­CIAL ME­DIA POST

Fiji Sun - - COMMENT -

San­jeet Kumar

Hon Niko Nawaikula be­ing a lawyer should be care­ful in mak­ing un­founded ac­cu­sa­tions against Hon Ratu Epeli Nailatikau , Speaker of the Par­lia­ment of the Re­bublic of Fiji. The Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral to Par­lia­ment is re­spon­si­ble to the Speaker for the ef­fi­cient, ef­fec­tive and eco­nom­i­cal man­age­ment of Par­lia­ment. The Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral is also the prin­ci­pal pro­ce­dural ad­vi­sor to the Speaker.

Niko should also note that PPR 19 (4) “A po­lit­i­cal party that has been sus­pended un­der sub­sec­tion (3) shall not be en­ti­tled to any of the rights and priv­i­leges spec­i­fied un­der this Act. This is dif­fer­ent from a Party which has been de registered, in which case Sec­tion 20 (2), rep­re­sen­ta­tives shall con­tinue to serve for the re­main­der of their term as in­de­pen­dents or as mem­bers or other po­lit­i­cal par­ties. Right now SODELPA is not de-registered but sus­pended.

Deputy Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Dig­i­tal atama@fi­jisun.com.fj Atama Ta­manilo

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