AS the north gears up for the arrival of the Constitution Commission next month, a prominent Labasa businessmen wants the new constitution to ban those found guilty by the High Court from contesting elections.
In a statement, Charan Jeath Singh said any person found guilty by the High Court or an Election Tribunal should not stand for elections.
His submission follows a recent court trial where he won a defamation case against a political party member who confessed to publishing libellous materials.
“I would be making submissions to the commission that among other things any person if found guilty by the High Court or an Election Tribunal of claiming and deceiving voters with lies and winning elections through false propaganda should immediately lose their seats in parliament,” Mr Singh said.
“The person should also be banned for life from contesting all future elections at any level.”