6 May 2014

Fiji's AG among officials of Bainimarama party

8:25 am on 6 May 2014

A former Fiji senator and Fiji's current Attorney General are among officials of the political party set up by the Fiji regime leader Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama.

The regime chief revealed the line-up as he applied for registration yesterday of his Fiji First party, presenting more than forty thousand signatures and the required fee to authorities.

A fomer Labour senator, Bijai Prasad, is a party vice president and the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is the party's general secretary.

Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has also been named as a vice president of the party.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama says people from all walks of life signed up for his proposed party during his recent nationwide registration tour.

The police earlier said they were investigating a complaint the prime minister has breached electoral rules by campaigning before being registered.