THE transitional provisions of the Constitution neutralises the independence and impartiality of the Constitutional Offices Commission, says the National Federation Party.
NFP president Raman Pratap Singh said the commission was given the role of making important appointments such as the Electoral Commission and the Supervisor of Elections.
"Section 133 of the Constitution empowers the Constitutional Offices Commission to make 10 key appointments but its establishment will only be done after the elections," he said.
He said Section 167 (3) of the Constitution also meant that Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama would make the 10 key appointments under Section 133 of the Constitution.
The appointments would be for chairperson and members of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, chairperson and members of the Electoral Commission, Supervisor of Elections, Secretary General to Parliament, chairperson and members of the Public Service Commission, Commissioner of Police, Commissioner of Corrections, military commander, Auditor General and the Reserve Bank governor.
Mr Singh said Commodore Bainimarama had already declared he would form a political party and contest the next elections.