17 Feb 2017

One Fiji Party suspended for 30 days

3:47 pm on 17 February 2017
Fiji's Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem

Fiji's Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem Photo: RNZI

Fiji's Registrar of Political Parties has suspended the One Fiji Party for 30 days with immediate effect for contravening political party registration laws.

Mohammed Saneem told FBC News the party was required to submit its audited account by the end of March last year, but failed to do so despite several reminders.

He said the law required all parties to provide the registrar, within three months after the end of each financial year, records of its income, expenditure, asset and liabilities by a certified auditor.

The party, which has no representation in parliament, has 60 days to remedy the breach or face deregistration.

Mr Saneem said that during the suspension, One Fiji cannot operate, function, represent or hold itself out to be a political party.