From FIJI SUN/PACNEWS
Tue 13 May 2014
SUVA, Fiji— The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) this week, starts with the interview and selections process for its candidates.
These candidates will be representing the party at the upcoming general elections on September 17.
This was confirmed by the party’s president, Lavinia Padarath, who said the board had considered applications from candidates wishing to contest the elections on the FLP ticket.
The party’s board had sorted out these applications during its meeting last week. It also resolved to write to President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau to register its protest against the Attorney- General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, continuing as the Minister Responsible for Elections.
FLP and the National Federation Party have called on Sayed- Khaiyum to resign from the ministerial post after he was listed as the proposed general secretary for the proposed FijiFirst party saying it has become a conflict of interest on his part.
The FLP has yet to decide who will be next leader following the conviction and sentencing of Mahendra Chaudhry a fortnight ago.
Another political party contesting the September elections in Fiji, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) says it will release its list of candidates next month.
Secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said that they were in their final process of selecting their candidates for the September 17 general elections.
He said it would be taken up to the management first before being released to the general assembly on 06 June.