The Fiji TimesFormer G-S ‘nonetheless a frontrunner’ within the get together

FijiFirst get together member and former schooling minister Premila Kumar says former common secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum stays a frontrunner within the get together.

Nonetheless, she couldn’t touch upon when he was anticipated to return to the nation. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum departed for Australia late final month.

“I’ve no touch upon that,” she mentioned when requested when he was anticipated again.

Throughout a press convention this newspaper requested if FijiFirst (FF) members have been involved that their most vocal advocate and chief was absent from the nation and the way it was impacting on the get together.

“He’s nonetheless a frontrunner. “It’s the festive season, persons are entitled to journey.

“They’re entitled to spend their vacation with their family and friends.

“And you’ve got additionally heard loads of different issues, like for instance, this workplace was closed.

However you may see the workplace is open and in the event you open this door (indicated a door to the internal workplace) you will notice folks inside so nothing has modified from that perspective.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was nominated to the Constitutional Workplaces Fee by Opposition Chief and FF chief Voreqe Bainimarama.

He attended the primary assembly just about and consequently misplaced his seat in Parliament after being deemed a public officer as outlined in Part 63 of the 2013 Structure.

Mr Bainimarama later prompt Mr Sayed-Khaiyum would proceed as common secretary of FFP, nevertheless, below part 14(1)(b) of the Political Events (Registration Conduct Funding and Disclosures Act 2013) a ‘public officer’ is just not eligible to be a political get together official.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum then resigned from COC and Mr Bainimarama nominated Tupou Draunidalo as his substitute nominee.

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