Politics

NFP makes changes as Draunidalo bids farewell

Tupou Draunidalo resigned as a parliamentarian and as the president of the National Federation Party last Friday.

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January 23, 2017 9:05 pm

In a statement, Roko Draunidalo said she “stepped down with a heavy heart, with her suspension from Parliament last June being among the many reasons for her decision.”

Roko Draunidalo was elected in the 2014 General Elections with 2966 votes.

The NFP’s management board endorsed Mr Parmod Chand to replace Roko Draunidalo in parliament.  Mr Chand received 1014 votes in the 2014 General Elections.

Rakiraki lawyer and NFP Ra Branch president Mr Semi Titoko was appointed as Acting President.

In a statement, the Parliament’s secretariat confirmed Roko Draunidalo’s resignation and stated that they will “now proceed with the necessary formalities as stipulated in the Electoral Act 2014.”

NFP Leader Hon Biman Prasad said Roko Draunidalo’s suspension was “harsh and unfair” and contributed to her decision to step down.

PRASAD: “Understandably, she was frustrated by her inability to be the voice of her voters in Parliament effectively.”

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