Proposed FijiFirst applies for registration0
9:00 TodayTaken from/By: FBC NewsReport by: Shanal Sivan
The proposed Fiji First party lodged an application at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Suva yesterday, complete with 40,083 signatures.
The application lists Voreqe Frank Bainimarama as proposed leader of the party. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is named as proposed General Secretary. Dr. Jiko Luveni is the proposed president.
Other executives include Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere and Former Fiji Labour Party Senator Bijai Prasad as two proposed vice-presidents. Vimlesh Chand is the Party treasurer. Bainimarama also handed in a sum of $5,005 as required under the Political Parties Decree 2013.
We will meet and sit down and discuss with Fijians, about how we all citizens of this wonderful country must, come together and put Fiji First, and we must come together with sincerity and honesty, with love and affection without any pretensions, to ensure that Fiji continues on its path to progress, success and opportunities for all Fijians.
The signatures include 14,499 from the Central Division, 15,636 from the Western Division, 9045 from the Northern Division and 903 from the Eastern Division.
Dr.Jiko Luveni will be the fourth i-taukei woman president once the Proposed Party is registered. There really is no need for me to resign now, but, after the party has been registered, then we will put together a campaign plan, so when we start to campaign then we will have to take leave from our current position.
Tui Macuata told FBC News one of the reasons he joined the proposed party was because of his brother’s support, Late Tui Macuata, Ratu Aisea Katonivere.
Look at the changes, the work has been done, and the support from the people, so that has prompt us to support the Fiji First. The registration process will take about 28 days and is followed by the registration objection period and the verification of signatures. –