6 May 2014

Former Fiji Labour senator dismisses Labour's chances

2:13 pm on 6 May 2014

A former Fiji Labour Party senator Bijai Prasad says the party does not stand a chance in the forthcoming election.

According to Fiji Live, Mr Prasad, who is also a former manager of Labour's Nadi branch, says a significant number of supporters have lost faith in the party since their leader's conviction over exchange control offences.

Mr Prasad is a vice-president of the proposed Fiji First party headed by the regime leader Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama who yesterday applied for its registration.

Mr Prasad says Labour's supporters have grown increasingly disenchanted with the party.

The politician is reported to have left the party following a disagreement with its leader Mahendra Chaudhry who has just been convicted for violating exchange control laws.

The party says it will discuss the party's leadership this week.