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Candidate gathers signatures

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WITH 35 books circulating around the country and more than 135 signatures collected through a drive in Labasa Town, aspiring politician Roshika Deo expects to collect more than 1000 signatures by month-end.

Speaking in Labasa during a campaign on Saturday, Ms Deo said the signature drive was overwhelming.

She said a lot of people were aware of these campaigns so had turned up to sign.

"The general view that people in the North are not politically savvy is false because they are and I think that this arises from the fact that they face many challenges and hardships and people are interested in processes that will positively impact their lives," Ms Deo said.

"We will stay in Labasa for another week of campaigns and this has been our third trip to the North.

Ms Deo said independent candidates did not have to register but needed to submit their nomination paper and statement of demonstrated support with 1000 signatures.

She said the writ of election which would specify the nomination period was expected to be issued on August 4 and until then, "we will continue with our community outreach".

"One of the issues raised in the North is how people are tired of bureaucracy systems and how long it takes for something to be processed in Labasa."

Her team left Labasa for Savusavu yesterday.





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