24th September 06:34 AM
NFP does not accept official results of 2018 General Elections however they respect it's outcome
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Wednesday 21/11/2018
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad

The National Federation Party has not accepted the official result of the 2018 General Elections however the party respects it’s outcome.

This has been stated by NFP’s Leader Professor Biman Prasad who says that they are collecting evidence and if a legal challenge is merited they will mount one.

Prasad says that the scrutiny of the election result is not over yet.

When asked about their strong campaigning on their slogan 'Change is Coming' and then winning three parliamentary seats, Prasad says that they have increased their popular vote and unfortunately they missed out on an additional seat because of the formula.

The NFP Leader claimed that the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum are ignoring the result of the Elections.

Prasad says that the overall result is embarrassing for the ruling party.

The NFP leader adds that they will continue to raise the issues in their manifesto including the minimum wage rate and cost of living.

Biman Prasad has also said that he will lay his party leadership position on the table and it is for the party to decide if they accept it or not.

Prasad says that he has not made any decision on his political future as yet.

Meanwhile, NFP’s President Pio Tikoduadua says that NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad came to NFP’s leadership when the party was at its lowest ebb, at a time when there was little hope for the opposition.

Tikoduadua says that Prasad has changed the face of the party into a truly multi-racial grouping.

The NFP President claims that the NFP Leader has faced all manner of personal attack and intimidation, including the vicious campaign against him this election by FijiFirst.

He adds that they know that Professor Prasad is not happy with the electoral process but the party wants him to know that NFP is solidly behind him.

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