31 Mar 2006

Fiji Labour Party is launching more legal action against the elections office

5:38 pm on 31 March 2006

The Fiji Labour Party is preparing fresh legal proceedings against the Elections Office.

Radio Fiji reports that this follows the Suva High Court's ruling striking out Labour's application seeking to delay the May elections.

It quotes the party lawyer, Rajendra Chaudhry, who is the son of the Labour leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, as saying while they have been given instructions to appeal Justice Roger Coventry's ruling, time constraints rule out this option.

Rajendra Chaudhry says this is because the next sitting of the Fiji Court of Appeal is not till July while the elections are scheduled for early May.

He says they hope to get Justice Coventry's full judgment soon and then prepare fresh legal proceedings against the Elections Office to be filed early next week.