17 Feb 2017

Fiji's NFP says Elections Minister portfolio must go

From , 4:04 pm on 17 February 2017

Fiji's opposition National Federation Party has accused the Attorney General and Minister for Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum of again misinforming the people about his role.

This comes after the minister restated that a previous prime minister was also elections minister.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also said the National Federation Party's Biman Prasad and Sodelpa's Semesa Karavaki tried to twist facts during the debate on amendments to the Electoral Act.

But the NFP leader has hit back, saying there has never been anything like him in any previous government.

Dr Prasad says Mr Sayed Khaiyum says he cannot run away from the fact that he is the Minister for Elections, and the General Secretary and Registered Officer for the Fiji First Party.