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Rock The Vote Fiji, Not Lynda Tabuya, Referred to FICAC, Clarifies SOE

“If anything she has done, she has confirmed that she is the person behind this organisation. And if she’s the person behind this organisation, she should simply answer one of the 35 questions that I’ve sent her."
26 Sep 2022 17:50
Rock The Vote Fiji, Not Lynda Tabuya, Referred to FICAC, Clarifies SOE
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem during a press conference on September 25, 2022. Photo: Inoke Rabonu. (R) Lynda Tabuya

Rock the Vote Fiji, not Lynda Tabuya, has been referred to the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC) clarifies Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem.

On Saturday, Ms Tabuya stated that she would be writing to Mr Saneem for clarification if she had or had not been referred to FICAC for possible breaches of the Electoral Act regarding her involvement in Rock the Vote Fiji.

At a press conference yesterday, Mr Saneem said the statements made by Ms Tabuya were riddled with mis-information and information she dramatised.

“May I just start with saying that this person is utterly confused,” Mr Saneem said.

 

“We did not mention that she has been referred to FICAC. What we said was the Fijian Elections Office has questioned the status and motive of Rock the Vote Fiji.”

“From our assessment based on their Facebook, now, this organization purely exists to promote the election of Lynda Tabuya and other representatives of People’s Alliance.”

“I said the organisation has organised numerous sporting activities, hired buses and sold merchandise to individuals.”

Mr Saneem said in this case, it was known that the senior officials of the People’s Alliance have actively participated by either donating money or hosting events via this organisation.

 

“We did not refer Lynda Tabuya to FICAC, we referred Rock the Vote to FICAC.”

“If anything she has done, she has confirmed that she is the person behind this organisation. And if she’s the person behind this organisation, she should simply answer one of the 35 questions that I’ve sent her.”

“This is the question I have asked her. What is your affiliation with Rock the Vote Fiji? Who planned all the events for Rock the Vote Fiji? How were you invited to the activities of this organisation? Did you pay Rock the Vote Fiji to exclusively invite you to its event and impress your presence on social media?” he added.

 

Story by: inoke.rabonu@fijisun.com.fj



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