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Four complaints of campaign malpractice sent to FICAC

November 24, 2017 4:25 am

Political Parties, nominees of Political Parties, their workers as well as prospective candidates are advised to adhere to the Electoral Act, the Political Parties Act and the Code of Conduct.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem confirmed to FBC News they have referred some materials and complaints of malpractice in campaigns to the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption for investigation.

He says these are some of the campaign materials found on social media.

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“As we enter into Christmas mode it does not affect the morale of Fijians as political campaigns may intensify however it’s also a good time for Fijians to not that if the campaigns aren’t in compliance with the law then they can report it to us or FICAC or even Police and I’m sure the necessary authorities will carry out their investigations and the due process that will follow.”

The Elections Supervisor adds that apart from reports forwarded to FICAC, some are already before the Court and some currently under investigation.

Saneem says political campaign messages and promises are becoming prominent in the media, both official media as well as social media.

He says it’s expected that Political Parties, their nominees and workers will intensify their messaging in the coming months to garner support from the voters.

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