18th August 11:04 AM
Report unethical campaigning - Saneem
By Lena Reece
Saturday 20/10/2018
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem has urged voters who attend political rallies to ensure that if they feel there are discussions in these rallies that are in contradiction to what the law requires, they should feel free to record them and supply the Fijian Elections Office with the recording.

He adds that this will greatly help the authorities in ensuring that the general elections does not have these prohibited actions that are used to gather votes or to create a level of disinterest in the elections. 

Saneem highlighted this while speaking at a press conference on Rules of Campaigning.

He has stressed that in August the Fijian Elections Office asked FICAC to immediately investigate all complaints in relation unethical campaigning.

The Supervisor of Elections also highlighted that in August this year the Electoral Commission had made it clear to political parties, candidates and their representatives to keep elections campaigns clean and clear from religious racial intolerance.

Saneem says that despite this constant reminder the Fijian Elections Office has noticed that there is a lot of discourse in this area.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Fiji Human Rights Anti-Discrimination Commission, Ashwin Raj has also urged all political parties, political actors and stakeholders to take heed of the campaign rules as stipulated in the Electoral Act.

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