Source: Post Courier Online
BY MATTHEW VARI
Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates Dr Alphonse Gelu has congratulated deputy prime minister Charles Abel for his early submission of his election returns.
Dr Gelu has said the deputy PM went ahead to personally fill in the Form 35 document, something which many MPs were not able to do personally.
“I am very happy with the deputy prime minister because what he did is that he did it himself. What most of the MPs do is they get their general secretaries to do it on their behalf,” Dr Gelu said.
“That is not what we expect from our MPs. They have to fill these forms themselves because they themselves know how much they got and how much they spent.”
“You cannot give to your general secretary because they will not know everything, so I want to remind our MPs to fill these forms themselves.”
Dr Gelu said that Mr Abel had managed, from his busy schedule, to fill in the form requested by the registry.
As of yesterday, four MPs had submitted their election returns along with only one political party.
He said the good sign so far has been an increase in the number of MPs visiting his office to obtain Form 35.
With two months left, the registry hopes more MPs will comply with the requirement as stipulated in the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and