THE People's Democratic Party yesterday announced more candidates to contest the September 17 General Election under its banner.
The announcement of PDP's candidates yesterday also featured an increasing number of social workers joining the political party.
The candidates are former Japanese national Taniguchi Hiroshi who is the director of the Freebird Language Institute and a community worker.
Tavua former trade unionist and social worker Satish Chand, Kolinio Vuda who joins PDP's youth wing, youth advocate Shamal Singh, 23-year-old Nicholas Baleikoro, youth and community worker Jeremaia Tuwai from Nailaga Village in Ba, former FSC worker Mahen Lal from Labasa and former military men Lekima Lawanitoakula and Samuela Tui.
Suva human rights activist Jone Dakuvula is also a candidate for the PDP.
Mr Baleikoro is listed as a youth and prisoner rehabilitation advocate, a community worker and also advocates on Rainbow Pride Foundation — an organisation that fights for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ).