Tabuya misguided: Saneem
Kelly Vacala/Ritika Pratap
January 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Former PDP Leader Lynda Tabuya is calling on the party to file a complaint with FICAC against the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem.
Tabuya says Saneem breached regulations when he released contents of the report on the meeting that was supposed to be confidential.
“PDP now in this instance submitted the confidential minutes in good faith to Saneem as part of an ongoing investigation into PDP. Why has he chosen to reveal it? Why now Mr. Saneem? Is it a continuing victimization of Felix Anthony after the successful court ruling for all the workers in this country? Mohammed Saneem has breached the code of confidentiality that he is bound by in an ongoing investigation and should be charged immediately for abusing his constitutional office.”
Tabuya who joined SODELPA says she was speaking in her capacity as the former party leader.
However, in response Saneem slammed Tabuya’s comments saying the press conference was purely political and raises questions about her motives at asserting the findings of FEO towards other events concerning workers.
Saneem says Tabuya must understand FEO’s actions regarding the PDP were purely due to her own failures to follow the law and the PDP Constitution.
Saneem says this is clearly evident and not disputed by her.
He says Tabuya fails in her understanding of the law and is misguided when she says he released minutes of the meeting held on December 7th last year.
Saneem says he has the powers to make his findings public when exercising a public function such as the current case which requires PDP to comply with the law.
He says Tabuya has in fact revealed more about the December meeting and the role of Felix Anthony than what he found.
He adds following the receipt of additional information, it found the MOU signed by PDP did not have proper Constitutional authorization of its Management Board.
Saneem says they hope Tabuya can understand the basis of his decision in an objective manner.
Saneem says they cannot comment on Tabuya’s obvious attempt at politicising the matter to shroud obvious failures to comply with PDP Constitution and the Political Parties Act.