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NFP and SODELPA still gathering evidence

November 21, 2018 11:54 pm

The two major political parties who will make up the Opposition side in parliament is still gathering evidence in order to try and appeal the validity of the outcome of the 2018 General Election.

SODELPA and National Federation Party leaders’ Sitiveni Rabuka and Professor Biman Prasad have both said that a legal redress is vital to reveal the transparency of the final election results.

With twenty one days given to both parties to file an appeal, Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says they haven’t received any official complaint from both parties.

Prasad says if a legal challenge is necessary then they will do so.

“But if this is merited, we will not, we are looking at the evidence and taking advice, I cannot say anything more about this now”

Rabuka says they have the right to know if the results are legitimate.

“We are not satisfied that they are genuine and credible so we will pursue that avenue to determine the legitimacy of the results that we have been shown.’’

The Electoral Decree states that Election petitions must be addressed to the Court of Disputed Returns within 21 days after declaration of results.