5 Aug 2006

High court in Fiji orders Elections office to provide information

9:28 am on 5 August 2006

The Suva High Court has ordered the Elections Office to produce information sought by two Fiji Labour Party candidates who lost in the May general election.

The Fiji Times reports that Tom Rickets has filed a petition to challenge the result of the Suva Open constituency while Vijay Krishna Nair is challenging the outcome of the Laucala Open seat.

They want a declaration that the winning candidates were not duly elected, and that they be determined winners.

Alternatively, they are asking the High Court to declare the election null and void and fresh ballots held for their constituencies.