2018 General Election: We are against nepotism, says Prof Biman

NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad. Picture: FT FILE

THE National Federation Party will not entertain nepotism nor favour people on the basis of race.

Responding to questions raised during a campaign in the North last week regarding favouritism, party leader Professor Biman Prasad reiterated that their party was a multiracial one.

Prof Prasad told members of the community in Muanidevo in Dreketi, Macuata, that NFP would focus on issues in the buildup to the general election.

“We are against nepotism, corruption or appointment that will create conflict of interest and we have pointed out a number of appointments in Parliament that are a conflict of interest to incumbents,” he said.

“NFP is concerned about people holding too many positions in different boards and nepotism.

“When we come into government, we want to ensure that everything is transparent and there is complete accountability on incumbents of posts in boards and across government ministries.

“Most importantly we are against corruption and want to ensure there is no conflict of interest to appointments.”

Prof Prasad said they had pointed out in Parliament an appointment to the Constitutional Commission.

He was responding to allegations that the current administration had a lot of office holders that held too many posts.

While speaking at the same forum, Prof Prasad also reiterated to members of the public that members of the party came from all sections of the community.

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