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Friendly roadblocks for Prime Minister

MAIKA BOLATIKI suva The people of Waibalavu and Nakorosule in Naitasiri set up two roadblocks for the Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama on Friday. The two villages made
06 Jul 2014 09:33

MAIKA BOLATIKI
suva
The people of Waibalavu and Nakorosule in Naitasiri set up two roadblocks for the Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama on Friday.
The two villages made the two roadblocks when the Prime Minister was returning to Suva after opening a classroom at Nawaisomo Primary School.
Unlike other roadblocks where those involved were protesting, these two were friendly ones.
Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) chief operations officer, Lieutenant Colonel Amani Suliano, who was accompanying the Prime Minister, said the villagers just wanted the party to stop for a while. And when they did the villagers came in numbers just to shake hands and thank the Prime Minister for the good work his Government had been doing.
“The Prime Minister got off his vehicle and shook hands with the people and thanked them,” Lieutenant-Colonel Suliano said.
Meanwhile the chief of Nawaisomo Village, Turaga na Vunivalu, Ratu Waisea Drokuniwale when asked about the support for the Prime Minister said not only the people of Nawaisomo supported him but the whole Nagonenicolo district in Naitasiri.
Altogether, there are nine villages in the Nagonenicolo disrict – Dreketi, Udu, Wairuarua, Waibalavu, Nawaisomo, Nasalia, Laselevu, Nakida and Nakorosule.
Ratu Waisea said they wanted the Prime Minister to continue his leadership after the September elections.
He said for that to happen they would vote for him and his party.
When asked about past leaderships he said in the last election they had supported the Soqosoqo Duvata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) now called the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA).
“Now we have given our support to the Prime Minister and his party because we have benefitted from its rural development programmes,” Ratu Waisea said.
He said the Nagonenicolo district had been neglected by past governments and they never had visits from ministers.
“Today’s visit by the Prime Minister is the first for any government leader to our village.”
Ratu Waisea said as the country was gearing up to the September election, they were expecting visits from the political parties but for them they suppported the FijiFirst.
“We will welcome them and listen to them but our loyalty and support for the Prime Minister and the FijiFirst party remains intact.”
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