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FijiFirst names provisional candidates

September 19, 2018 4:42 am

The FijiFirst Party has announced a power-packed line-up of proposed contestants for the upcoming General Election.

Announcing the 51 candidates, Party Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama says the party strives to maintain a diversified and inclusive bodies of representatives.

Bainimarama says most of the sitting Members of Parliament will again contest the Election, however, some have decided not to contest.

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Evident in the list announced are the prominent women in the likes of publisher Naziah Ali, TV personality, Ateca Ledua and former Miss South Pacific Anne Dunn along with Premila Kumar who was the former chief executive of Consumer Council.

Nadroga football coach Joseph Nitya Nand along with radio personalities, Virendra Lal and Rohit Ritesh Sharma have also been named.

“These are the list of candidates:”

1. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
2. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
3. Alexander David O’Connor
4. Alipate Tuicolo
5. Alvick Avhikrit Maharaj
6. Anne Dunn
7. Arvin Kumar Singh
8. Ashneel Sudhakar
9. Ateca Laveti Mina Ledua
10. Christopher Takalaiyale Waqa
11. Dr. Brij Lal
12. Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete
13. Dr. Joseph Veramo
14. Dr. Mahendra Reddy
15. Dr. Penioni Koliniwai Ravunawa
16. Dr. Salik Ram Govind
17. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya
18. George Vegnathan
19. Howard Robin Thomas Politini
20. IIiesa Delana
21. IIisoni Galala
22. Inia Batikoto Seruiratu
23. Ivamere Rokoduna Saunaqali
24. Jale Sigarara
25. Joape Mudre Nalatu
26. Jone Usamate
27. Joseph Nitya Nand
28. Kelepi Funilagi Gadekivuda Gucake
29. Lisi Naziah Tora Ali
30. Mataiasi Akauola Niumataiwalu
31. Mereseini Rakuita Vuniwaqa
32. Orisi Vuira
33. Osea Naiqamu
34. Peceli Baleikorocau
35. Peni Vakabara Ratumaitavuki
36. Parveen Kumar Bala
37. Premila Kumar
38. Reginald Manor Kant Jokhan
39. Rohit Ritesh Sharma
40. Rosy Sofia Akbar
41. Sachida Nand
42. Selai Adimaitoga
43. Semi Tuleca Koroilavesau
44. Susana Hirst Tuilau
45. Vatimosi Rokotinasau
46. Veena Kumar Bhatnagar
47. Viam Pillay
48. Vijay Nath
49. Vijendra Prakash
50. Vinay Vikashni Lata
51. Virendra Lal

Bainimarama has also confidently stated that the Party is ready to head to the election with positive outcomes.

He adds the party manifesto will be announced soon, where the proposed candidates will focus towards delivering to the needs of all Fijians.

The biodata of each candidate is expected to be in the newspapers this weekend.

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