More Chiefs Support Bainimarama's Party
|Tabua presentation - Julie Shearer 1980.|
These chiefs include but are not limited to Turaga Na Taukei Naua , Ratu Ponijese Lou, Tuaaga Na Tui Vuda, Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia, Turaga Tui Nawaka, Ratu Asaeli Drui Naevo, Turaga Tui Sabeto, Ratu Tevita Susu Mataitoga, Turaga Tui Nadi, Ratu Sailosi Ramoqe Dawai, Turaga Tui Tavua [Vakatawa], Ratu Salesi Baleimacuata, Turaga Tui Na Viti Levu, Ratu Meli Bolobolo, Turaga Na Tui Naviti, Ratu Kitione Vuluma, Turaga Na Tui Vusu, Ratu Siriako N. Matabogi, Turaga Na KaLevu [Vakatawa], Ratu Kini Nanovo Vosalagi, Turaga Na Tui Conua, Ratu Luke Veidovi, Turaga Tui Davutukia, Ratu Emosi Buruavatu, Turaga Na Vunivalu, Ratu Peni Mataitini Latianara, Turaga Tui Nasikawa, Ratu Timoci Koilolo, Taukei Vidilo, Ratu Wiliame Bouwalu Saumaimuri, Turaga Na Tui Vitogo, Ratu Viliame Sovasova, Turaga Na Tui Nalawa, Ratu Peni Niudamu, and Turaga Na Tui Lawa, Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu Lalabalavu."
"I take this opportunity to thank all Fijians who have put forward their names - whose names were published and also those whose names weren't published." The proposed party's application along with the 40,083 signatures they collected in a 508-page lift-out in one of the dailies today. Bainimarama says he is also looking forward to the endorsement of his proposed party's application so he he could start his campaigning and tell all Fijians what his party is prepared to offer when in government. "I look forward to it because it will give me an opportunity to tell all Fijians what the proposed FijiFirst can offer as a government and it will also give me an opportunity to dispel the many untruths, misinformation and fear mongering - the politics of the old - that is currently being carried out by the existing four political parties," he said. "As I've said, the proposed FijiFirst intends to campaign with honesty, sincerity, with love and affection and without any pretentions."
Meanwhile, Fijians have until this Sunday to submit any objection or comments they may have on the proposed party's application. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem told FijiLive once the objections are received, "we may ask for more information on the objections so that we are able to assess it proper." The FEO will also verify the claims by "conducting data matching exercise" where they will compare party details against that of the four previous registered parties. "These will then be sent to the proposed FijiFirst party officials to respond. They will need to provide a response within seven days." The party's response will be made available at the office of the SOE for inspection by members of the public. Once endorsed, the proposed party will then be required to inform the applicant in writing as well as the public. The party will also be required to disclose source of funds.
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