2010 election – Isabel

There are 27 candidates contesting the three Isabel seats in 2010, down from the 34 contestants in 2006. The fall in candidates is entirely due to Gao/Bugotu, which was very hotly contested in 2006 but is less so this time around (7 candidates, down from 15 in 2006). The two other constituencies – Hograno/Kia/Havulei and Maringe/Kokota – have roughly the same number of candidates as the previous election.

The two tables below provide some statistics on the Isabel seats in recent elections. Below that is a list of the candidates in each constituency (source: Electoral Commission, published in the Island Sun, 12 July, also published on the Toabaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD) blog). I’ve also included any information I’ve been able to find about the candidates’ party affiliations, previous electoral performance, work experience and qualifications. (Note: I will keep updating this post until the election, so comments and corrections are particularly welcome.)

Table 1: Election statistics, Isabel province

Election Candidates Incumbents returned Voters (reg’d) Votes cast Voter turn-out
2010

27

2006

34

0/3

14,608

10,187

69.7%

2001

17

0/3

?

9,987

?

1997

?

?

?

?

?

1993

15

2/3

8,819

6,626

75.10%

Table 2: Candidates per constituency, Isabel province

Constituency

2010

2006

2001

1997

1993

Gao/Bugotu

7

15

5

?

5

Hograno/Kia/Havulei

10

9

4

?

3

Maringe/Kokota

10

10

8

?

7

Total

27

34

17

?

15

Gao/Bugotu constituency

There are 7 candidates in 2010, compared to 15 in 2006 and 5 in 2001 and 1993.

  1. Patteson Riumono
  2. Derick Kolinahiga
  3. Rhoda Sikilabu (RDP-SI or PCP): current member of the Isabel provincial assembly (Sigana ward)
  4. Samuel Manetoali (leader, Rural and Urban Political Party, RUPP)*: outgoing MP (2006-10) and Lands Minister, former lawyer, Attorney General’s chambers, won the 2006 election with 32.1% of the vote
  5. Basil Manelegua (possibly ASIP): former MP (2001-06), came second in 2006 with 10.0% of the vote
  6. Ian Aujare: candidate in 2006, came 12th out of 15 with 1.8% of the vote
  7. Moffat Behulu Tupi (OUR party): former Permanent Secretary for Education, former Director of NESU (Examination Unit)

Hograno/Kia/Havulei constituency

There are 10 candidates in 2010, compared to 9 in 2006, 4 in 2001 and 3 in 1993.

  1. Peter Mcpherson
  2. Nelson Kile: former MP (2001-06), came 4th out of 9 in 2006 with 13.3% of the vote
  3. Dick Daoleni (SIDP or RDP-SI)
  4. Jane Tozaka: came 3rd out of 9 in 2006 with 15% of the vote, previously Director of Our Telekom (until 2007) and provincial nominee (Isabel) to the recent Constitutional Congress, wife of outgoing Minister for Public Service Milner Tozaka
  5. Reuben Natowan
  6. Selwyn Riumana*: outgoing MP (2006-10), won in 2006 with 27.7% of the vote
  7. Eddie Ene (OUR party)
  8. Atkin Bera (Liberal party)
  9. George Gnumi Goe
  10. Duddley Lonamei

Maringe/Kokota constituency

There are 10 candidates in 2010, compared to 10 in 2006, 8 in 2001 and 7 in 1993.

  1. Samson Aumae (PAP)
  2. John Coleridge Lolley (SIPRA)
  3. John Sotamana
  4. Tione Bugotu (Rural and Urban Political Party, RUPP): former Permanent Secretary for various ministeries including Education
  5. Moses Sasago (OUR party)
  6. Varian Longamei (Independent Democratic Party)*: outgoing MP (2006-10), won the 2006 election with 35.6% of the vote
  7. Culwick Togamana: PhD and lecturer in chemistry, USP (Fiji)
  8. Rachel Theotahigna
  9. Clement Rojumana: former MP (2001-06), came 4th in 2006 with 6.6% of the vote, recently acquitted of corruption charges relating to the granting of citizenship to 25 people in 2003, at which time he was Home Affairs Minister
  10. Leslie Kikolo

Correction (5/08/10): Previously, I omitted one of the candidates  for Hograno/Kia/Havulei, Dick Daoleni. I have corrected this and updated the total number of candidates accordingly.

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4 Responses to “2010 election – Isabel”

  1. Info Says:

    Gao/Bugotu constituency

    Samuel Manetoali – is also a former lawyer with the AG Chambers.
    7.Moffat Behulu Tupi (OUR party) – former PS Education/Director of NESU (Examination Unit)

    Maringe/Kokota constituency

    4.Tione Bugotu – former PS in various ministeries including Education etc
    7.Culwick Togamana – Phd – USP Lecturer in Chemistry – USP Campus Fiji.

  2. ELBE Says:

    Note:
    Correction on the tenth candidate for Maringe Kokota. Leslie Kikolo is not a relative of Dr. Francis Kikolo.

  3. Harry Greenwell Says:

    Info – many thanks for the info.

    ELBE – many thanks for pointing out this error. I clearly made an unwarranted assumption – mistake now corrected.

  4. San Jorge Says:

    response to ELBE; Leslie KIKOLO is a distance relative of Dr. Francis KIKOLO.

    you must have lost your way somewhere!!

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