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PDP: Bala selection disturbing

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party has come out strongly against FijiFirst Party's selection of Lautoka City Council special administrator Praveen Bala as a proposed party candidate.

Mr Bala currently has a case before the Lautoka Magistrates Court for dangerous driving occasioning death.

PDP leader Felix Anthony said the country knew that Mr Bala faced a charge for a serious crime.

"It is disturbing that Mr Bala has been nominated as a candidate for the FijiFirst Party despite the fact that he is facing a charge in which someone died.

"We demand an explanation from the party as to why he is a proposed candidate."

The Tavua, Ba and Lautoka special administrator last appeared in Lautoka on August 13 in which his case was again deferred to October 20.

Mr Bala was one of 30 proposed candidates named in Suva yesterday.

Other names listed as proposed candidates include former permanent secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal, former Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki, former Commissioner Eastern Lieutenat Colonel Netani Rika, former Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou, special administrator for Ba, Lautoka and Tavua Praveen Bala, former permanent secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, former director of the Media Industry Development Authority Matai Akauola, former military officer, parliamentarian and diplomat Jioje Konusi Konrote, lawyer Faiyaz Siddiq Koya and former deputy CEO for the iTaukei Affairs Board Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga.

Meanwhile, attempts to get comments from Mr Bala yesterday proved futile.





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