Proposed One Fiji Party anticipates registration
17:29 Thu Jul 24, 2014Taken from/By: FBC News – fileReport by: Rita Narayan
The proposed One Fiji Party is awaiting the official registration of the party by the Supervisor of Elections. Proposed Chairman and party leader, Filimoni Vosarogo said they are looking forward to introducing themselves and what the proposed party stands for. Vosarogo said Section 23 of the proposed party’s Constitution has been attracting attention from the public. This relates to party leadership and it states’ the democratically elected Leader of One Fiji Party shall be determined according to the party candidate who receives the highest number of votes compared to the other party candidates after the 17th September 2014 general election.’Vosarogo explained this section was birthed out of their desire to fully respect the true meaning of democracy by taking heed of the leadership choice of the majority voters. He added it also takes care of the very real possibility where announced party leaders can end up having less number of voters as compared to one or more members of their own party. Vosarogo said the proposed party’s Constitution creates an incentive and a fair platform for other aspiring candidates of the party who wish to take up the leadership role to work hard for it and earn it by appealing to the most number of voters as possible in the upcoming election. The Suva lawyer said the proposed party’s Board and founding members chose him after he qualified as the cohort leader who collected the most number of signatures to support the registration process that required at least 5000 signatures.