THREE people have been shortlisted for the position of Ra Provincial Council chairman.
And included in the list is Tui Navitilevu Ratu Meli Bolobolo, who has held the position for the past seven years.
The other two candidates nominated by the Ra Provincial Council yesterday — as requested by the iTaukei Affairs Board — were former TLTB estate manager Emosi Toga and Simione Naikarua.
Former parliamentarian Nanise Nagusuca was one of three nominees for the vice chairman position.
Like Ratu Meli, she has served in the position for the past seven years.
The other two contenders are Napolioni Nasara and Mereani Rasolo.
Earlier in the day, Ratu Meli tendered his resignation and thanked the council members for their support.
However, upon hearing of his renomination, he declared he was ready to continue serving his people.
Roko tui Ra Sakiusa Karavaki said the names of nominees would be submitted and selected by the iTaukei Affairs Board.
He said all the candidates were also required to submit their curriculum vitae to assist the board in the selection process.
The meeting ends today.