Unity Fiji’s Naucabalavu referred to FICAC

Unity Fiji’s Naucabalavu referred to FICAC

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 24/06/2022
Unity Fiji’s Ratu Jope Naucabalavu. Photo: Ratu Jope Naucabalavu/FB

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has referred Unity Fiji’s Ratu Jope Naucabalavu to FICAC for a probable breach of Section 114 (1) of the Electoral Act.

Saneem received a complaint from a member of the public highlighting a Facebook post in which Naucabalavu agreed to sponsor a set of rugby uniforms in return for a pledge of support to Unity Fiji by a rugby club.

Section 114 (1) of the Electoral Act 2014 states that : “During the campaign period it shall be unlawful for political parties, candidates and their representatives, either personally or through other persons, to give or offer to any citizen money, gifts, material goods of any value (except for campaign material) or services free of charge, to sell goods or services to persons at a preferential price, or to promise to provide any monetary fund, gift, material goods or services of any value for the purpose of gaining or influencing votes.”


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