MORE CANDIDATES FOR NFP
The National Federation Party has today announced four more candidates to contest the September 17 general elections.
This brings to 45, the total number of candidates announced so far to contest the elections under the NFP banner. However, this number is being reduced to 43 following the promulgation of the Electoral Amendment Decree last week (Decree No. 26), stipulating residency period contrary to common understanding and past electoral legislations.
It is regrettable that this has resulted in the withdrawal of two of our competent and highly qualified candidates who have been penalized by this amendment Decree. They are Makereta Waqavonovono, a lawyer, former magistrate and former Director of Legal Aid Commission, and Jone Vakalalabure who has a Masters in International Relations.