Office of the Speaker is now processing the resignation of the Leader of Opposition – Ratu Naiqama

Office of the Speaker is now processing the resignation of the Leader of Opposition – Ratu Naiqama

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 27/03/2023
Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu. [Image: Parliament of Fiji]

Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu confirms that his office is now processing the resignation of the Leader of Opposition, Voreqe Bainimarama, pursuant to the Electoral Act of 2014.

While speaking in Parliament this morning, Ratu Naiqama says he can confirm receiving the resignation from Bainimarama on March 8th, 2023.

He says he has referred the matter to the Privileges Committee and sought clarification from the Committee on whether there were any other further aspects or impacts on the privileges matter to consider before proceeding to deal with the resignation.

The Speaker says he can also confirm that he has received the response from the Privileges Committee stating that under its remit, there were no further comments to make nor actions that the Committee would undertake on the matter.

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