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A-G thanks elections office staff for hard work

Nasik Swami
Friday, June 20, 2014

IT is unfortunate to see that the process leading up to the general election has been politicised, says Attorney-General and Elections Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

"People, I think are now trying to use the Elections Office as a scape-goat for their own political woes…" Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He thanked the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem and his team for their hard work in keeping the process apolitical.

"…And I thank the team as well for continuing with their work because it must be very daunting to every day wake up and read the newspaper where somebody is condemning or making some sort of comments without any facts basis whatsoever," the minister said.

"The ordinary Fijians have a lot of faith in you, in fact we have been around Fiji, they have a lot of faith and confidence in the Electoral Decree, they have confidence in the electoral system.

"And I think the fact that we will be having elections conducted in a transparent manner, selection process of staff being carried out in a transparent manner and the fact that people will for the first time be voting as common and equal citizens.

"I think this holds a mana within the community at large," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said it was an important component to have the election conducted in a transparent and fair manner.








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