Methodist Church writes to the President Katonivere saying they have lost faith and confidence in the affairs of the FEO and its system

Methodist Church writes to the President Katonivere saying they have lost faith and confidence in the affairs of the FEO and its system

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 16/12/2022
Methodist Church President, Rev Ili Vunisuwai [Image: File]

The Methodist Church in Fiji has written to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere raising their grave concern on the counting of votes and the inconsistency of the electronic results management system.

The President of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Ili Vunisuwai says the event that occurred on Wednesday night where there was a glitch in the Fijian Elections Office app casts doubts about the provisional results.

He says while there were explanations of the glitch provided, it was not convincing to restore the confidence of their members.

Reverend Vunisuwai says this is not the first time this has happened, and the Church is deeply concerned with the continuous anomalies in the FEO.

He wishes to advise that they have lost faith and confidence in the affairs of this institution and its system.

He adds the church had hoped that such an institution would be flawless due to the significance of the national event to our beloved nation.

The Methodist Church President says they will continue to uphold justice, democracy, good governance and integrity.

He says it is their hope that due prudence will be provided to those who seek justice.

Reverend Vunisuwai says it is their humble plea that their concerns will be taken seriously and they seek the President's timely intervention to ensure the final results truly reflect the wishes of the people.

He adds the Church proposes that the counting is validated manually given the anomaly experienced with the electronic results management system.

Calls have been made for all votes in the 2022 general elections to be recounted.

The only count underway is for the pre-poll and postal votes at the Vodafone Arena.

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