PDP Pioneer Resigns From Political Party
One of the pioneers of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adi Sivia Qoro, has resigned from the party.
Adi Sivia said: “Given the political landscape in Fiji, I made the decision that it was prudent for me to take a step back and assess what is happening in our country and its implications at a personal, family and national level.”
But she reiterated that she remained committed to the values and principles that PDP stood for.
She said it was the same principles that PDP and other parties believed in.
These included transparency, accountability, the rule of law, good governance, freedom of expressions and the separation of powers between the legislative, the executive and the judicial branches to ensure that there are in-built checks and balances systems.
She said she would be still involved in politics.
“Currently, however, I am of the view that there is a need for serious discussions from those who have a passion for serving our nation and its people.”
On the future of the PDP, Adi Sivia said she was not in a position to answer.
“It is a question that is best directed to the current PDP officials,” she said.
She said given the operating environment she had in the party, she had been enriched by the experience gained and valuable lessons learned which “will stand me in good stead for years to come”.
Edited by Ranoba Baoa