Fiji’s National Alliance Party has been wound up with founder Ratu Epeli Gaunila confirming they will not be re-registering.
In an interview with Radio New Zealand, Ratu Epeli attributed the decision to the "daunting" task of fulfilling all requirements within the 28-day re registration time frame which ends next Thursday.
He said it was too short a time to fulfill requirements stipulated in the Political Party Decree 2013 given that the NFP was a “small and new party" which has not been functional for at least six years.
Fiji’s political parties have until next Thursday to re register under new rules or face stiff penalties.
Ratu Epeli has not ruled out joining another political party, although he says he is resigned to staying out of politics for the time being.
He further said that if he is asked to join the Constituent Assembly, he would give it some thought.
The NAP becomes the third party to be wound up joining SDL and the United People’s Party, although the SDL is to reform under a new name.