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People’s Alliance Removes Post

Following enquiries by the Supervisor of Elections in relation to a Facebook post that potentially breached Section 116 of the Electoral Act, the People's Alliance has removed a Facebook post written by Liliana Warid.
13 Aug 2022 11:41
People’s Alliance Removes Post
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

Following enquiries by the Supervisor of Elections in relation to a Facebook post that potentially breached Section 116 of the Electoral Act, the People’s Alliance has removed a Facebook post written by Liliana Warid.

“We urge all political parties to exercise diligence during the campaign. A party cannot publish inflammatory statements on its Page for a few days followed by another statement from its leader rebutting it!” said Mr. Saneem, Supervisor of Elections.

There is no place for racial or religious vilification in campaign. Political parties must take responsibility for such actions and ensure that appropriate guidelines are in place for their social media handlers.

Parties should also be forthwith in disciplinary action in a transparent manner.

“It is unfortunate that some old ‘inciteful’ language is again being introduced in the campaign. However, it is encouraging to see that the media in Fiji, particularly FBC and Fijivillage, have highlighted such conduct to assist the authorities to ensure that the election is free from racial and religious vilification,” concludes Mr. Saneem.

The Fijian Elections Office will evaluate the contents of the article and evaluate whether it needs to be referred to FICAC.

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