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Kamikamica Files 50 Page Complaint Against FijiFirst

“Just 10 days ago, I on behalf of our leader, Mr Sitiveni Rabuka and the PA party brought to your attention our concerns about the manner in which a 19-page complaint by the FijiFirst Party against The PA had been handled without following due process,” he said.
04 Oct 2022 17:00
Kamikamica Files 50 Page Complaint Against FijiFirst
Manoa Kamikamica.

The People’s Alliance Party filed a 50-page report to the Fijian Elections Office yesterday in response to FijiFirst’s 19-page complaint last month.

Deputy party leader, Manoa Kamikamica said the PA was officially informed about one component of the actual complaint made by the FijiFirst Party on September 20 and had responded to the Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem.

Mr Kamikamica said both the Rock the Vote and COVID Maternity fund are not projects of The PA.

He said as far as The PA was concerned, this was a non-issue.

 

“Just 10 days ago, I on behalf of our leader, Mr Sitiveni Rabuka and the PA party brought to your attention our concerns about the manner in which a 19-page complaint by the FijiFirst Party against The PA had been handled without following due process,” he said.

“The FijiFirst Party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum issued the complaint via a press conference on September 20.”

“A day after Mr Saneem referred various individuals and implicated political parties to Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption,” he said.

He claims Mr Saneem had not provided the party’s provisional candidates the opportunity to respond as due process dictates.

 

Mr Kamikamica said “In our letter of complaint, we submitted a dossier of evidence that supports our official complaint against the FijiFirst Party for blatant and gross breach of various sections of the Electoral Act of 2014, as well as Section 22 (3) of the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act of 2013.”

He said the dossier of evidence includes a sample 50 news articles, media releases and videos that extensively document the blatant disregard for electoral rules displayed in the actions of government ministers who travel up and down the countryside donating items that have either been purchased using donor funds and/or taxpayer funds.

“In one instance, Fijians living in a particular community were told to prepare things like drums of kerosene and bales of cloth as a token of appreciation to the minister, as if money used by these MPs were their own,” Mr Kamikamica said.

 

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