Sayed-Khaiyum’s comments are nonsense – SOE
I’m following the law - Mataiciwa

Sayed-Khaiyum’s comments are nonsense – SOE

I’m following the law - Mataiciwa

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 07/06/2024
Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa.

Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa says earlier comments by former FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that she has been targeting the FijiFirst when taking certain actions against the party, are just nonsense.

While speaking on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan, the Supervisor says she has referred a number of complaints of many people from different parties, and she is only following the law.

When asked on the issue of having proper Annual General Meetings, Mataiciwa says the FijiFirst also has to have AGMs in a transparent and democratic manner.

She says she is waiting for June 28th as the party has to fulfill the requirements of the Political Parties Act.

Mataiciwa adds that the FijiFirst constitution does not have a grievance process in place as required for under the Act.

She says the notice has been given to the party to amend their constitution, and the requirement is to adhere to the law or they will be deregistered.

Mataiciwa adds that Voreqe Bainimarama has to respond to their letter by next Thursday as they have informed him that after his conviction and sentence of 12 months imprisonment, his name has to be struck off from the National Voters Register.

She also says the definition of an office holder also includes party leader as stated in the case between the State and Sitiveni Rabuka, and this means that if you are serving a 12 months sentence or more, you are not eligible to be a party office holder.

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