The much-awaited list of candidates from SODELPA will be revealed tomorrow.
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Fiji’s biggest Opposition party, and the party most likely to hurt the regime-led Fiji First, will roll out its list in Suva, 11am local time at the Lower Civic Auditorium.
There is obviously a lot of interest in the list so provisions have been made for people to follow the announcement.
The live stream can be found via this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sodelpa-candidates-announcement.
SODELPA’s list of candidates comes two days after the official launch of the regime-led Fiji First party – amid more claims of breaches.
The Coalition for a United Fiji says Frank Bainimarama’s party has been offering to sell Fiji passports for $US750 – and the right to vote in the September 17 election – in return for political donations.
It says says it has reliable information from both the United States and Hong Kong that Fijians have been shoulder tapped for donations.
UFDF says the donations were touted at the campaign meetings Bainimarama attended in California, where he was accompanied by Fiji ambassador Winston Thomson, and people paid $US550 for dinner and $10,000 was raised.
Coalition spokesperson, Mick Beddoes, says the sources of the information will be kept confidential.
But he says the ‘good, honest law abiding citizens who are appalled at the level of manipulation and fraud being undertaken by some in authority and have knowledge or proof to email details and information to : firstname.lastname@example.org.’
The Coalition says it will also be alerting the Supervisor of Elections and Electoral Commission to the passport allegations but given their ‘past inaction’ it is not expecting ‘any serious due diligence or effort to establish the truth.’