26 Mar 2014

Fiji minister hints at standing for PM's proposed party

6:39 pm on 26 March 2014

A Fiji minister has hinted he will also put his hand up to run on the prime minister's ticket in this year's election.

The health minister, Dr Neil Sharma, says it's a "distinct possibility" that he will stand.

Dr Sharma says there is a long way to go before then and his decision will depend on the terms and conditions.

The prime minister, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, announced earlier this week that the Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr Jiko Luveni, would run with him.

Dr Sharma says he may also be putting his hand up.

"Well it's a little bit up in the air at this stage but you know things need to be consolidated and you know we need to move ahead so let's see how things go and see what the terms and conditions are, and you know, what's on offer, but it's distinctly possible."

Dr Neil Sharma.