Proposed OneFiji replies to FijiFirst’s objection
Proposed Registered Officer of the Proposed OneFiji, Sitiveni Kalou and FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
The Proposed OneFiji Party has asked the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem to dismiss the FijiFirst Party’s objection to the registration of OneFiji.
Proposed Registered Officer of the Proposed OneFiji, Sitiveni Kalou said One and First do not mean the same and cannot possibly cause any confusion.
While replying to FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Proposed OneFiji said First is who came ahead of others while One will always stand alone.
Kalou also said that there will be no confusion for the voter as claimed by the FijiFirst because the Proposed OneFiji campaign will be clear in its promotion and propagation of its party candidates and policies.
He said the ballot paper will also not contain party names, symbols or even candidate names so there is no chance of confusion under those factors.
In a letter to the Registrar, Sayed‑Khaiyum said One Fiji’s registration should be refused because the party would confuse the voting public.
He said it is likely to be confused with or mistaken for FijiFirst.
Sayed-Khaiyum said FijiFirst is the only political party with two words in it, with the word ‘party’ not in it and with the word Fiji in the name.
He said the proposed OneFiji party has the same features.
Sayed-Khaiyum said OneFiji is put as one word similar to FijiFirst, and the beginning of the two words are capitalised as in FijiFirst.
Story by Vijay Narayan