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Ali sets sight on poll

Avinesh Gopal
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A SOCIAL worker has shown interest in contesting the general election.

But Faiaaz Ali of Lautoka is yet to decide which political party he will team up with.

Mr Ali said he was waiting for Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama to announce his political party.

"I am apolitical since 2006 and I have been focusing on community work since then, although I've been doing such work from a long time," he said.

He was a Ba town councillor from 1993 to 1996 and the National Federation Party's Lautoka branch president from 1994 to 2002.

In 2001, he contested the general elections on an NFP ticket but lost the Lautoka Rural Indian Communal seat to Fiji Labour Party's Dr Ganesh Chand.

Mr Ali resigned from the NFP because of some comments allegedly made by a party official.

He later teamed up with the then Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party and contested the 2006 general elections under the SDL banner.

But he lost the Ba Open seat to the much experienced and seasoned politician, FLP leader Mahendra Chaudhry.

Since the events of 2006, Mr Ali said he had not been involved with any political party.

"I can say that I'm an aspiring candidate for the 2014 general election but I haven't decided which party to join.

"I'm waiting for the Prime Minister to announce his political party.

"I believe that I can be one of them to take the country forward with the Prime Minister."


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