FLP wants 2001 poll investigated

  • 22nd June 2004
  • 2004
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The Fiji Labour Party has officially written to the Police Commissioner, Andrew Hughes, calling for an investigation into the 2001 General Election. The Party has called for an investigation into the 2001 General Elections after revelations that there were no records of the Central/Eastern Division seats under the Commissioner Central.

FLP official Shailendra Raju, wrote to the Supervisor of Elections seeking details on the vacant seat of the late Filimone Banuve not knowing that there were no such records.

The acting Supervisor of Elections, Epeli Rabuka, admitted that there were discrepancies. This is a clear breach of Section 161 of the Electoral Act, which stipulates that all records must be kept and maintained after two elections.

FLP had always maintained that the 2001 election was subjected to vote -rigging and buying.