Howard Politini Jnr Is Ready For Parliament
FijiFirst Party candidate, Howard Robin Politini Jnr, 41, is likely to be the next Member of Parliament from Government side.
His entry into Parliament comes after Immigration, National Security and Defence Minister Timoci Natuva resigned from Parliament. Next on the list under the D’Hondt method of open list was Apakuki Kurusiga who has since stated that he was retiring from politics.
Mr Politini Jnr is the next candidate on the list who will now join his fellow FijiFirst members in Parliament.
He confirmed that the Electoral Commission has already been in touch with him.
Mr Politini Jnr said Parliament would be a learning experience and that he was ready for the challenge.
“First of all I must acknowledge the honourable Prime Minister and honourable Attorney-General for giving me the opportunity all the way back in 2014 to be part of the FijiFirst Party when we went into campaign,” Mr Politini Jr said.
“Just after the elections, I didn’t get the cut to get into Parliament.”
Mr Politini Jnr was later appointed to two strategic boards of Government; one was Bio-security Authority of Fiji, the other Tourism Fiji.
“I sat on the boards as one of the youngest persons to sit on those government boards. So it will be an honour to serve my country now at Parliamentary level.”
“As I get in it will be all about learning, I will have to learn how everything works at Parliamentary level.”
He also acknowledged the support and guidance given to him by a few of his colleagues.
“I want to acknowledge Mr Xavier Riyaz Khan, the executive chairman for Bio Security Authority of Fiji and former Tourism Fiji board chairman, Mr Truman Bradley for guiding me through the board level experience during my time there.
“And for all those who voted for me, thank you kindly and I will be representing you all in Parliament.”
Mr Politini Jr is the managing director of Nautilus Adventure Tours and Cruises and has been in the business for over 10 years now.
He is also chairperson and Board of Trustees of Namaka Public School – the largest Primary school in the Western division by roll numbers.
Edited by Jyoti Pratibha