FLP Risks Deregistration
MEDIA RELEASE: FIJI LABOUR PARTY FAILURE TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF POLITICAL PARTIES DECREE
The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) has refused to comply with a key financial requirement of the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree 2013, (Decree) and has been temporarily suspended for its failure to comply.
The FLP was required to submit a payment of $6375.60 to the registrar’s office to pay for the cost of the publication of its declaration of assets and liabilities, due on July 15th, but failed to do so.
“The financial responsibilities of the political parties and possible repercussions set out in the Decree have been clear all along. All the parties must follow the same set of rules,” said Mohammed Saneem, The Registrar for Political Parties.
The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the National Federation Party (NFP) met the payment deadline.
“Unfortunately, this seems to have been a deliberate decision by FLP leadership to not abide by the Decree. It is now up to them to remedy their breach,” Saneem said.
The FLP has sixty days to pay or face deregistration as a political party.