Fiji Election Commission Rejects 13 Candidate, Including Chaudhry

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Labour Leader, others, expected to appeal their exclusion

By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, August 19, 2014) – A number of political parties says they will appeal nominations rejected by the Fijian Elections Office.

To appeal the decision by the FEO are the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), One Fiji and Fiji United Freedom Party (FUFP).

PDP general secretary Aman Ravindra-Singh confirmed to FijiLive that they would appeal the rejection of four of their candidates today. They had submitted 50 rejections.

Singh did not disclose names, but nominees whose names were not published today by the FEO are Daniel Urai, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Lekima Lawanitoakula, Shamal Singh, Samuela Tui, Wiliame Rabunebune and Vijay Chand.

FUFP president Jagath Karunaratne is also considering to appeal the rejection of his nomination. They had submitted four.

"It will be appealed. It was due to a traffic offence that resulted in a $300 fine about seven years ago," Karunaratne said.

Within the Fiji Labour Party, in addition to party leader Mahendra Chaudhry, others rejected included Arvind Datt, Mohammed Tahir, Vijay Singh, and Steven Singh. FLP had submitted 42 nominations.

For the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), Anare Jale's nomination was rejected. SODELPA had submitted 50.

National Federation Party's Frederick Work's nomination was rejected for a conviction in 2008. NFP had submitted 50.

For One Fiji, out of the 14 submitted, Ofa Fisher's nomination was rejected.

FijiFirst party was the only party whose 50 candidates were endorsed.

249 out of 262 nominations approved by the FEO (subject to objections which close at 4pm today)

Independent Candidates: Umesh Chand, Roshika Deo

FijiFirst: Inia Batikota Seruiratu, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, Alexander D. O'Conner, Rosy Sofia Akbar, Joseph Veramo, Teddy F. Fong, Timoci Lesi Natuva, Jone Usamate, Jimilai Wainibalagi, Iliesa Delana, Dr Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Inoke Kubuabola, Viliame Naupoto, Neil Sharma, Lorna Eden, Osea Naiqamu, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Alivereti Nabulivou, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Voreqe Bainimarama, Alvic Avhikrit Maharaj, Akhtar Ali, Joeli Cawaki, Viam Pillay, Netani Rika, Brij Lal, Howard Robin Thomas Politini, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Parveen Kumar, Jioje Konrote, Pio Tikoduadua, Ashneel Sudhakar, Ilisoni Galalan No.2, Mohammed Mursalinul Abe Dean, Sanjit Patel, Himaiyat Ali, Mataiasi Niumataiwalu, Vijay Nath, Balmindar Singh, Capt Semi Koroilavesau, Savenaca Narube Vakaliwali, Apakuki Kurusiga, Veena Kumar Bhatnagar, Ruveni Nadabe Nadalo, Laisenia Bale Tuitubou, Luisa Waqanika, Jilila Nalibu Kumar, Adi Laisa Balavu Tora, Koleta Marama Sivivatu, Balmindar Singh, Samuela Bainikalou Vunivalu

NFP: Kalesi Ratuwara, Anshu Lata, Etonia Lote, Anishni Chand, Siddiq Faizal Koya, Semi Titoko, Khalid Ali, Davendra Naidu, Pramod Rae, Sadasivan Naicker, Sant Kumari Murti, Captain Rainjesh San, Fay Volatabu, Adi Eci Kikau Nabalarua, Manasa Baravilala, Kavai Vunidogo, Ratu Sakiusa Ratutila, Emasi Ravulo, Ragho Nand, Dor Sami Naidu, Priscilla Singh, Bhim Raj, Eroni Maopa, Narendra Reddy, Latchmaiya Naidu, Tuinadave Radogo, Tupou Draunidalo, Prem Singh, Mohammed Rafiq, Bala Dass, Bimal Prasad, Dr Bijen Ram, Seni Leba Nabou, Usaia Moli, Raman Pratap Singh, Parmod Chand, Attar Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Kele Leawere, Rishi Ram, Inia Tamani, Amrit Nath, Dr Sunil Kumar, Bimal Prasad, Simione Naituku, Satya Nand, Biman Prasad

OneFiji: Ali Ellyas, Asenaca Toga, Akosita Ditoga, Sitiveni Kalou, Adriu Misiki, Semi Momoedonu, Paul Peters, Viliame Raile, Tupou Rasolo, Makereta Rosi, Ian Mitchell Simpson, Vilimone Vosarogo, Peni Vuevuelala

Fiji United Freedom Party: Kamal Manoj, Korovou Nayagodamu, Viliame Tamanivalu

SODELPA: Tupeni Baba, Mick Beddoes, Rt Osea Bolawaqatabu, Rt Jone Bouwalu, Mitieli Bulanauca, Mosese Bulitavo, Cakacaka Parayame, Abdul Cavalevu, Simione Drole, Josefa Dulakiverata, Viliame Gavoka, Semesa Karavaki, Ro Teimumu Kepa, Viliame iliraki, Jone Yavala Kubuabola, Rt Naiqama Lalabalavu, Mikaele Leawere, Marika Lewaqai, Sitiveni Loco, Rt Suliano Matanitobua, Nanise Nagusuca, Jeremiah Namuaira, Rt Sela Nanovo, Josefa Natau, Niko Naqaikula, Rt Tevita Navurelevu, Laisani Qaqaniliwa, Aseri Radrodro, Salote Radrodro, George Shiu Raj, Simione Rasova, Luke Ratuvuki, Penina Ravulo, Peceli Rinakama, Losena Salabula, Mere Samisoni, Viliame Satalam Samu Saumatua, Vane Seruvakula, Nirmal Singh, Karl Smith, Sushil Sudhakar, Pio Tabaiwalu, Viliame Tagivetaua, Isoa Tikoca, Marika Uluinaceva, Anare Vadei, Tomasi Vakatora, Rt Nemia Vainitoba

PDP: Feliz Anthony, Eroni Bagasau,Petero Baleikoro, Kiniconi Bogidrau, Kalisito Bolatolu, Satish Chandra, Jone Dakuvula, Peni Daukalotu, Atunaisa Delai, Joeli Drodrolagi, Michael Fernado, Khan Nazia Nisha, Mahendra Lal, Varanisese Ligalevu, Josaia Loloma, Suruj Nand, Sat Narayan, Manasa Nasara, Solomone Natou, Isimeli Neioko, Anay Prakash, Munesh Prasad, Adi Sivia Qoro, Emasi Qovu, Sitiveni Raikanikoda, Abhi Ram, Suresh Ram, Rt Iliesa Raseru, Jone Baravilala, Adi Ravuwale, Sunil Sharma, Ashok Singh, Sandeep Singh, Vijay Singh, Lynda Tabuya, Waisele Tabuya, Anunataeka Takinana, Peni Turaga, Mereoni Tuvou, Jeremaia Tuwai, Poate Uculoa, Naipote Vere, Kolinio Vuda, Ilaijia Vuniyayawa, Amele Wabale, Salochna Wati

Fiji Labour Party: Laisa Bale, Jone Bebe, Meli Bogileka, Solomone Catarogo, Kamlesh Chandra, Mohammed Khan, Rohit Kishore, Josefa Koroiwaca, Krishna Hari, Pasepa Lagi, Surendra Lal, Varaun Lal, Ponipate Lesavua, Masimamoa Kalisito, Kini Maraiwai, Damodar Nair, Deo Narayam. Udit Narayan, Lavinia Padarath, Narendra Padarath, Anendra Prasad, Kamlesh Prasad, Monica Rahghwan, Rt Filimone Ralogaivau, Tula Ram, Pratap Sen, Vyas Sharma, Rupeni Silimaibau, Anand Singh, Chandar Singh, Patrick Singh, Ronil Lalit

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