1 December, 2022, 10:41 pm Central - 23°C Rain

Naivalurua and Naupoto announced as part of the 20 proposed candidates for the FijiFirst Party

Naivalurua and Naupoto announced as part of the 20 proposed candidates for the FijiFirst Party

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 06/10/2022
FijiFirst provisional candidates announced today

Former Commissioner of Police and Corrections and former senior military officer, former Permanent Secretary and former High Commissioner, Ioane Naivalurua and former Army and Navy Commander, Viliame Naupoto are part of the 20 proposed candidates announced for the ruling FijiFirst Party for the next general elections.

FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the 20 proposed candidates are not existing members of parliament.

The other proposed candidates announced are commercial farmer, Meleti Raimuria; former Assistant Roko Tui of Lau and Namosi, Watisoni Raikadroka; former General Manager Operations of Fiji Pine, Asesela Cokanacagi; lawyer Ratu Josefa Niudamu; former senior lecturer and former Head of Human Resources at the Education Ministry, Hem Chand; dentist, Penioni Ravunawa; former Police Sergeant Penijamini Vukivou; former Police officer, Jacob Abraham; former Assistant Principal and Secretary of the Sanatan Dharm Rewa Branch, Shalen Kumar; former Land Transport Authority CEO, Naisa Tuinaceva; former senior officer of the Social Welfare Department, Iferemi Sowata; former teacher and Sugar Cane Growers councillor from Vanua Levu, Mohammed Rafiq; former teacher, Elaine Veena Chandra; social worker, Zarina Begum Reece; journalist, Aliki Bia; former teacher, Vereniki Sauturaga; President of the Fiji Disabled Persons Association and former teacher, Peniasi Rawaidranu and Executive Director of Smart Farms, Rinesh Sharma.

Meanwhile Sayed-Khaiyum says out of the 27 sitting FijiFirst Members of Parliament, 1 has not applied.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Womens Rugby World Cup 2022
Quarter-final qualification is now the goal for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15โ€™s following their 21-17 victory against South Africa.
43 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
73 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
74 days ago
FLP, NFP, Peopleโ€™s Alliance and Unity Fiji concerned about money being allegedly wasted by the Govt
The Fiji Labour Party, National Federation Party, Peopleโ€™s Alliance and Unity Fiji says they are concerned at the level of money being wasted by the...
6 hours ago
United Kingdom High Commission grant to FEO to enhance electoral capacities in Fiji - Saneem
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says a grant agreement signed today between the United Kingdom High Commission and the Fijian Elections ...
4 hours ago

Fijian Media Association calls on politicians to stop attacking media organisations and journalists while covering the elections
The Fijian Media Association is again calling on political parties and leaders to stop attacking media organisations and journalists doing their work ...
5 hours ago

Sayed-Khaiyum says Prasad and Chaudhry keeping quiet about โ€˜jihadโ€™ comments while Prof Prasad says Sayed-Khaiyum is the man talking about division
FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Biman Prasad and Mahendra Chaudhry are keeping quiet when people are saying that Sayed-Khaiyum ...
5 hours ago

San Francisco supervisors vote to allow police to use robots to kill
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 last night to approve a controversial policy that would allow police to deploy robots capable of ...
5 hours ago

Man in custody for allegedly stealing vehicle
A 24 year old man alleged to have stolen a vehicle from Suva yesterday is in police custody following a raid conducted by a joint taskforce. Chief ...
7 hours ago