Kepa made false claims on 2014 election: AG
September 25, 2015 8:22 pm
Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has described all the claims by the Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa on the 2014 Election, flawed.
He says the Opposition Leader has not only given wrong interpretation on the voter turnout but has also undermined the electoral system and has a wrong impression about the Multinational Observer Group report.
“She said you cannot compare the voter turnout of 2014 with the voter turnout of 2006 because in 2006 people below the age of twenty one did not vote. Voter turnout is based on the percentage of voters who turn out to vote, so you can have ten registered voters, nine of them turnout, it will be ninety percent turnout. You can have one million and you have hundred people who turns up you can still have ten percent people who turn up.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says there was a high voter turnout during the 2014 election and even the percent of invalid votes were only 0.7 percent.
The Attorney General says it is unfortunate that none of the opposition members referred to the EU report post 2006when Fiji had a high turnout of invalid votes and the report also highlighted that there were people mostly Indo-Fijians who were not registered properly.