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FijiFirst MPs were directed to vote against salary increase

President of FijiFirst Party, Ratu Joji Satakala says all FijiFirst members of Parliament were specifically directed to vote against or abstain from voting on the salary and benefit increase on Friday.

Ratu Joji in a post on the Party’s official Facebook page informed all FijiFirst supporters and Fijian citizens that Acting General Secretary in a caucus meeting on the morning of Friday 24 May 2024 and in writing after lunch on the same day to vote against or abstain from voting on the salary and benefit increase for the President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Assistant Ministers, Deputy Speaker, Whips, Speaker, Leader of Opposition and Members of Parliament.

He said sixteen of the FijiFirst members of Parliament went against this FijiFirst position and directive by voting for the salary and benefit increase.

These members were: Mosese Bulitavu, Sanjay Kirpal, Semi Koroilavesau, Shalen Kumar, Virendra Lal, loane Naivalurua, Sachida Nand, Vijay Nath, Viliame Naupoto, Ratu Josaia Niudamu, Penioni Ravunawa, Taito Rokomatu, Inia Seruiratu, Alipate Tuicolo, Naisa Tuinaceva and Jone Usamate.

Ratu Joji said the Central Executive Committee of FijiFirst will now take steps as provided for in the FijiFirst Constitution to address this issue.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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