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Proposed party changes name for legal reason

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, June 05, 2014

THE proposed National Youth Party has changed its name to the proposed Fiji United Freedom Party.

And it is now waiting for the verification process to be completed after filing its registration on May 23.

"We would like to confirm to those people who have signed on our registration forms that the officials and the values we believe in still stand and we will be looking forward to contest the election once fully registered," said the proposed FUFP's proposed leader Nayagodamu Korovou.

"We believe in the good work the government has done in the past years and we want to remove race politics and hate politics.

"Personal salary is a personal matter and it is sad that this has been the focus of political attack from registered political parties.

"According to the 2013 Constitution, it can be regarded that personal income is personal and may be the right of individuals to declare or not."

Mr Korovou said the proposed FUFP would leave the salary issue to the authorities to decide.

"We believe that politics should focus on national issues that would bring national peace and security for all Fijians."

He said those behind the proposed FUFP were the same people who set up the proposed NYP, which has its winding up case in court next month.

"We can't use 'youth' name under the 2013 Constitution because of the segregation issue.

"But we have a level playing ground now after registering the proposed FUFP on May 23."

Mr Korovou said the proposed FUFP's symbol is a fruiting banana plant with the motto "One God, One People, One Nation" with the slogan "We Believe".


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