FijiFirst given until 4pm 28th June 2024 to amend the constitution - SOE

FijiFirst given until 4pm 28th June 2024 to amend the constitution - SOE

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 10/06/2024
Former PM Voreqe Bainimarama, SOE Ana Mataiciwa and Former AG Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa maintains that the notice issued to the FijiFirst Party on 30th May 2024, giving the party until 4pm on 28th June 2024 to amend the constitution still stands.

Mataiciwa reiterates that under the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act, she does not have any intervening powers to the filling of positions in a party or overall management of affairs but will only intervene if a party has breached the Act.

Mataiciwa confirms receiving resignation letters from some FijiFirst party members and office holders today.

She confirms that Voreqe Bainimarama has resigned as the founding member, Leader and Member of FijiFirst, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has resigned as Foundation Member and Member of the party, Ratu Joji Satakala has resigned as President and Member, Selai Adimaitoga as Vice President and Member, Ravindran Kumaran as Vice President and Member, Shailesh Kumar as Foundation Member and Member, and Faiyaz Koya as Acting General Secretary and Registered Officer of the party and Hem Chand as Acting Treasurer of the FijiFirst.

Mataiciwa says further questions relating to the party must be addressed to the FijiFirst who under the law have the liberty to function themselves according to their party constitution without interference from the Registrar.

We have contacted the Leader of the Opposition, Inia Seruiratu. He is yet to respond.

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