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Rabuka: How We Vet Candidates

“The party is fully confident and supports its list of provisional candidates for the Fiji 2022 General Election.
05 May 2022 12:19
Rabuka: How We Vet Candidates
The People’s Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka. Photo: Leon Lord

The leader of The People’s Alliance party says they announce provisional candidates first and then vet them before filing the nominations.

All nominations need to be filed with the Fijian Elections Office 14 days after writ is issued.

Sitiveni Rabuka made the comment following allegations that one of the party’s provisional candidates announced on Monday, Sajal Narayan, had several convictions in Arizona, U.S.A.

“They are called provisional candidates, they are then required to submit their police clearance and other documents that we need from them before we send the nominations forward,” the former Prime Minister said.

All provisional candidates need to submit the following – Police clearance, assets and liabilities declaration and tax clearance certificates.

“We are still in the process, and they could be eliminated and replaced before nomination or after nomination, if the supervisor of elections finds out that there are certain conditions that they do not satisfy.”

The party also released a statement about Mr Narayan: “The People’s Alliance confirms that it has received allegations circulating on social media regarding one of its provisional candidates, Sajal Narayan, for previous charges in the USA.

“The People’s Alliance is following up with Mr Narayan and the relevant authorities and will make a decision based on these findings.

“The party is fully confident and supports its list of provisional candidates for the Fiji 2022 General Election.

“The confirmed candidate list will be sent through to the Registrar of Political Parties, in accordance with the Fijian Elections Office requirements in due course.”

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