Tikoca remains an MP for now
April 30, 2015 5:31 am
Opposition Whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca will remain a member a parliament pending the outcome of his court case.
Secretary General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua in response to our emailed queries confirmed that the status quo remains.
However should he be convicted, section 56 and 63 of the Constitution spells out the criteria to be nominated as a candidate for election to Parliament.
Tikoca has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption with failure to declare liabilities under the Political Parties registration decree.
If found guilty other than the vacation of his Parliamentary seat, Tikoca could face imprisonment up to 10 years or a maximum fine of 50 thousand dollars or both.