Free to move, communicate

THE Multinational Observer Group for the general election has attended a range of electoral events in order to ensure the outcome of the election broadly represents the will of the Fijian voters.

Since beginning its work on August 18, the MOG has met with election officials, political parties and independent candidate representatives, media organisations, civil society and faith-based organisations, community leaders, police and voters.

A statement from MOG yesterday said the group also conducted observation activities in Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Taveuni, Savusavu, Sigatoka, Navua, Lau, Labasa and Kadavu.

The group has also confirmed that it will have freedom of movement throughout the country and will communicate with the government, political parties and other social and political organisations.

As at September 14, MOG observers have observed pre-polling in:

* Ra (Nasukamai)

* Serua (Sabata, Nukusere, Masi, Naimasimasi, Wainadiro)

* Namosi (Nasigatoka, Narukunibua)

* Tailevu (Nakalowaca, Naitutu, Ucunivanua)

* Naitasiri (Natuva, Nameka)

* Lau Group (Vanua Balavu)

* Suva and surrounds (Rewa, Nausori, Korovou, Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Naval base, Suva Women’s Correction Centre, Suva Correction Centre, Nasinu Correction Centre, Navuso Agricultural College)

* Kadavu (Matanuku, Galoa, Davuiqele, Kabariki) and

* Vanua Levu (Labasa).

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