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Chandra Farewelled But Tight Lipped On Resignation

Mr Chandra, who was appointed to the post on February 3, 2017, announced his resignation on Saturday at the Signing of the Terms of Reference – Elections Disability Access Working Group at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
23 Nov 2021 09:20
Chandra Farewelled But Tight Lipped On Resignation
Former Chairperson of the Fijian Electoral Commission Suresh Chandra receiving a parting gift from Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem on November 20, 2021. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

Suva lawyer Vijay Maharaj confirmed to the Fiji Sun yesterday that former Fijian Electoral Commission Chairperson Suresh Chandra is no longer his partner nor his associate.

The two lawyers were previously partners for MC lawyers in Mark Street which Mr Chandra joined in 1993, however they allegedly parted ways recently due to trust account issues.

Mr Maharaj now operates his own law firm called Vijay Maharaj Lawyers.

 

There are allegations that Mr Chandra does not have a legal practicing certificate and thus could not continue as Chairperson.

A representative at the Legal Practitioners Unit confirmed this to the Fiji Sun at their office but attempts to get comments from Chief Registrar Yohan Liyanage were unsuccessful.

Mr Chandra remains tight lipped about the reasons for his resignation months away from the 2022 General Election.

 

Mr Chandra, who was appointed to the post on February 3, 2017, announced his resignation on Saturday at the Signing of the Terms of Reference – Elections Disability Access Working Group at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

He said he had informed the President of the same and his last day of work was on Saturday.

 

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