FijiFirst has no office bearers after resignations
Party given until 4pm 28th June 2024 to amend the constitution - SOE

FijiFirst has no office bearers after resignations

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

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 11/06/2024

Although the FijiFirst Party no longer has any office bearers, Registrar of Political Parties, Ana 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.

Mataiciwa says she will only intervene if a party has breached the Act.

She maintains that the notice issued to the FijiFirst Party on 30th May 2024, giving the party until 4pm on 28th June 2024 to amend their constitution, still stands.

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

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 has finished off as Vice President and Member, Ravindran Kumaran as Vice President and Member, Shailesh Kumar as Foundation Member and Member, 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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