2022 General Election: Fijian Police investigate harassment report by election candidate

Assistant Minister for i-Taukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga. Picture: FT FILE.

Fijian Police are investigating an alleged report of harassment lodged by FijiFirst candidate Selai Adimaitoga after a party rally in Rakiraki on Wednesday.

It is alleged a candidate of another party accosted Ms Adimaitoga in Rakiraki Town while she was seated in a car.

The man is alleged to have questioned Ms Adimaitoga on certain comments she had made at a FijiFirst rally earlier in the day.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho confirmed the incident.

“Confirm receiving the report and investigations are underway,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

Speaking in the iTaukei language,  at the rally, Ms Adimaitoga had said Voreqe Bainimarama was the leader that “cares for us now and in the afterlife”.

She said when her village experienced high tidal waves, “I said good, keep voting for Rabuka, keep voting for another party”.

“Vote for this leader so we can continue with the free education.

“Bainimarama is a leader that cares for us now and in the afterlife.”

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