Opposition members raised strong objections
October 12, 2015 4:58 am
Opposition members strongly objected to the nomination for Fiji’s next President in Parliament today.
The first point of order was raised by Opposition MP Semesa Karavaki questioning the Prime Minister’s nomination.
However, the Speaker, Dr Jiko Luveni put the matter to rest clarifying the former Employment Minister and now the President elect Jioji Konrote has resigned from the FijiFirst Party.
Another point of order was raised by NFP Opposition member Tupou Draunidalo about why there was no time allowed to talk about the nominees.
“Let’s not make this process anymore of a farce then it already is. It’s a secret ballot which means members of this house are entitled to use their concision to vote and how can they exercise their thinking when they don’t know the background of whose being nominated.”
Similar issue was raised by Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula.
“The public is entitled to know who are being nominated, what is their background and we have a full day to talk about that.”
The secret voting was in favour of Jioji Konrote who secured 31 votes.