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Rae to contest general election under NFP

Shayal Devi
Sunday, July 06, 2014

FORMER parliamentarian and trade unionist Pramod Rae will contest the September election on a National Federation Party ticket.

Mr Rae was named along with two others during a meeting in Ba yesterday by NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad.

He said this brought the total number of candidates announced by the party to 27.

Social worker and former deputy mayor of Ba Town Council Khalid Ali, 53, and businessman Davendra Naidu, 51, were the two other candidates selected to contest the election under the party's banner.

All candidates have links to NFP.

Mr Ali's father, the late Ahmed Ali, was the party's general secretary in the early 1990s.

Mr Naidu was the treasurer of the NFP youth movement from 1994 to 2002.

Mr Rae also held the distinction of being the longest serving general secretary for NFP for 11 years from 2002 to 2013.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr Rae said it was an honour for him to be named in Ba as it was the birthplace of his mentor, the late Siddiq Koya.

"It has also been great for me to return to NFP with the guidance and blessing of some of the senior members," he said.

Another three candidates will be announced in Lovu, Lautoka, today.

"We are delighted to welcome aboard great party supporters and stalwarts," Prof Prasad said.

According to Prof Prasad, some candidates were still considering joining NFP but they had not yet done so because of personal commitments.

He said the candidates selected had done a lot of work for their community and were integral in reaching out to people in remote areas.

The meeting in Ba was attended by about 60 NFP branch and village committee delegates.








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