Another name has surfaced for the FNPF board - Ben Padarath, the son of the Fiji Labour Party stalwart, Lavenia Padarath.
Coupfourpointfive yesterday named Village Six Cinemas director, Div Damodar, as the other contender for the new board.
Five of the six FNPF board members were axed by the interim regime on Wednesday.
The acting permanent Secretary for Finance, John Prasad, has already been named chairman with the chief financial officer for CJ Patel Group of Companies, Ajith Kodagoda, and Fosters Group Limited's marketing manager, Joe Rodan, named board members.
Prasad and Kodagoda are expatriates - Prasad a New Zealand citizen and Kodagoda a Sri Lankan National. Both are friends of the interim attorney general, Aiyay Sayed-Khaiyum.
Padarath is a failed businessman and was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after the car he was driving was involved in an accident in Suva, more than three years ago.
The accident resulted in the death of a passenger, Julia Stark.
Padarath was jailed and disqualified from driving.
During the 2006 general election, Padarath contested the Lami Open Constituency for the National Alliance Party, led by Ratu Epeli Ganilau, an interim minister since January 2007. Sayed-Khaiyum was legal advisor to National Alliance.
For almost a year now, Padarath has been a close friend of Pita Driti, the Land Force Commander of Fiji Military Forces.
Sources also told us the newly-constituted board was to meet for the first time today (Friday) after 4pm.
The announcement of Damodar and Padarath as board members will rob workers of a representative, for the first time since 1966, when the fund was established.