16 Apr 2014

No other confirmed candidates says Fiji's Bainimarama

1:52 pm on 16 April 2014

The Fiji regime leader Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama says he is the only candidate confirmed so far in the party he plans to lead in this year's election.

Last month local media reported the leader confirming a government minister Jiko Luveni was going to join his Fiji First Party.

The Fiji Sun reports Rear Admiral Bainimarama has clarified the situation to Vanua Levu villagers, during a tour of the country to sign up members for the party he hopes to register later this month.

The Sun also reports Dr Luveni has sought to clarify the situation, saying she had not yet submitted any application nor been nominated for the party.

Yesterday, the Fiji police confirmed they are investigating Rear Admiral Bainimarama for breaching electoral rules around campaigning without him being registered.

The police say he is also being investigated for allegedly displaying Fiji's coat of arms on his campaign bus, going against the Coat of Arms of Fiji Act.

The complaint was brought by a member of the United Front for a Democratic Fiji, Mick Beddoes.