By Wame Valentine
The Electoral Commission is pleading to the public to uphold ethical standards.
This follows after complaints raised by FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, regarding the intimidation of FijiFirst party supporters, in particular taxi drivers, by other political parties.
According to Sayed-Khaiyum, taxi drivers with the FijiFirst stickers on their vehicles have been threatened and harassed by some supporters of political party rivals as well as officers of the Police Force and the Land Transport Authority.
The Commission is appealing to the people of Fiji to refrain from any violence against people or property, said Commission chairman Chen Bunn Young.
Young stressed that racial incitement during campaigning by political parties and independent candidates is against the laws of Fiji.
The people of Fiji have enough common sense to know that this type of criminal behaviour is unethical.
The Electoral Commission advises political parties, the media and the public at large that it is vital that there be ethical conduct by all stakeholders for a free and fair General Election.