11 Apr 2015

FijiFirst MP Neil Sharma resigns

8:37 am on 11 April 2015

FijiFirst parliamentarian, Dr Neil Sharma has resigned from parliament.

Fiji government buildings

Fiji government buildings Photo: RNZI / Sally Round

Fiji Village online reports the reason for Dr Sharma's resignation is not known.

FijiFirst's Jilila Kumar is expected to take up Dr Sharma's parliamentary seat as she is the next person in the party's candidate's list.

The Speaker of the Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni is expected to make the formal appointment in due course.

Dr Sharma, a former Health Minister, was at the centre of corruption allegations posted on the blog site Fijileaks.