No Opposition Leader as yet – Speaker

Education Minister, Aseri Radrodro chats with Opposition MP Inia Seruiratu as other parliamentarians accompanies them during break between sessions at Parliament on Monday, March 27, 2023. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Fiji does not have a Leader of the Opposition as yet. Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu yesterday confirmed he had received Opposition Leader Voreqe Bainimarama’s resignation on March 8, 2023.

“I referred the matter to the Privileges Committee and sought clarification from the committee on whether there were any other further aspects or impact on the privileges matter to consider before proceeding to deal with the resignation,” Ratu Naiqama said.

“I can also confirm that I have now received the response from the Privileges Committee stating that under its remit there were no further comments to make nor actions that the committee would undertake on the matter.

“In that respect, my office has now proceeded with the processing of the resignation pursuant to the Electoral Act of 2014.”

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