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Vote2018: Rabuka – Dan Urai Is Poll Provisional Candidate

Vote2018: Rabuka – Dan Urai Is Poll Provisional Candidate
Daniel Urai
July 07
11:22 2018

Unionist Daniel Urai is a provisional candidate for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) for the 2018 General Election.

This was confirmed by SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka in Suva yesterday.

Daniel Urai is general secretary for the National Union of Catering, Hospitality and Tourism Industries Employees (NUCHTIE) and president of Fiji Trades Union Congress.

Mr Rabuka said: “As far as we are concerned he has been interviewed, gone through the process. He is one of our provisional candidates provided he releases himself from other obligations.”

The statement by Mr Rabuka contradicts an earlier  statement by SODELPA general secretary Adi Litia Qionibaravi in the Fiji Sun that Mr Urai’s name was not announced by the party leader during the annual general meeting at Namoli Village, Lautoka, last Saturday.

Adi Litia said: “Take it from me, Daniel Urai’s name was not mentioned during the AGM by the party leader. I don’t know how his name was there.”

Meanwhile, Mr Rabuka said the confirmation of Mr Urai’s candidacy would depend on the status of his employment or official capacity in other capacities outside of political involvement.

“Daniel Urai had applied and was interviewed and is one of the provisional candidates of SODELPA,” the former prime minister said.

Edited by Epineri Vula



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