February 10, 2014 08:43:16 AM
Fiji’s National Federation Party remains hopeful elections will go ahead as planned this year, insisting a democratic state is the only way forward.
Speaking to FijiLive, NFP president Raman Pratap Singh says a democratic state will mean transparency and accountability on the use of public money.
“We’re doing the right thing because we believe in democracy, rule of law and we didn’t condone nor support any coup,” Mr Singh said.
“The only best way forward is getting a government under democracy.”
The party is now awaiting its Annual General Meeting in March where it hopes to release its manifesto as well as office bearers.
“We’re in the process of writing it and have it ready in March for our AGM and in the meantime we are continuing with our pocket meetings,” Mr Singh said.
He further said they would await the release of the Electoral Decree before they put out expressions of interest for candidates to contest the upcoming elections under the party’s banner.
“Naturally, candidates will want to see what the legislations are before they engage with any party. So, we will await the decree before we invite expressions of interest,” Mr Singh said.
The party has yet to decide on the number of candidates they will be nominating to contest the elections.
By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari