Disgruntled members of Fiji's Conservative Alliance Matanitu Vanua party, who are unhappy with the decision of their executive to merge with the ruling SDL party, say they will field a coalition of independent candidates in the general election.
The Fiji Sun quotes the party's interim secretary, Lasarusa Sovea, as saying they will field candidates against the ruling SDL and other parties.
Mr Sovea says they have received the endorsement of Conservative Alliance members from Vanua Levu, Tailevu, Lomaiviti and the Suva-Nausori areas.
He says ninety per cent of their members are unhappy with the merger decision, including those who are in prison for coup elated offences.
Mr Sovea says they want their supporters to know that the Conservative Alliance is alive and well, and will keep fighting for the things the party had originally promised.