THE National Federation Party announced five new candidates for the September polls yesterday.
The five candidates are: Sadasivan Naicker, Frederick Work, Sant Kumar Murti, Jone Vakalalabure and Captain Rainjesh San.
Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said the announcement was another significant milestone for the party.
"I call it a milestone because these candidates reflect the NFP's commitment to offer the people of Fiji a leadership team that is going to define the future of this country," Prof Prasad said.
Party president Tupou Draunidalo in announcing the names of the new candidates also gave a brief description of where they worked.
Mr Naicker is a retired Customs Officer with 39 years of service.
He is actively involved in social and community work as well as football.
Mr Naicker has also been actively involved in TISI Sangam for the past 32 years and served as chairman of the Nasinu Satellite Carnival for 14 years.
Mr Work has worked in the hospitality industry for many years and is currently the managing director of Top Sands Suppliers Ltd.
Mrs Murti is a retired school teacher of Vunivau, Labasa and is well known for her social and community work in the North.
Mr Vakalalabure is employed as a monitoring and evaluation specialist by Pacific Leadership Program and is fully versed with UN funding, operational and management mechanisms.
Captain San has worked in the airline industry for 30 years.
He worked as a pilot for Air Pacific for 22 years and is a founder of the Northern Airlines.
Prof Prasad added they hoped to announce the names of other candidates in the coming weeks.