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PM tackles SODELPA ploy

MAIKA BOLATIKI SUVA The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) has now used a new ploy against the FijiFirst election campaign. Party leader and Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama
09 Aug 2014 09:37

From left: FijiFirst party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, party leader Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, the Tui Nadi Ratu Sailosi Dawai and Reverend Ame Tugaue during a campaign meeting at Narewa Village in Nadi on Thursday night. Photo: Sheik Dean

MAIKA BOLATIKI
SUVA

The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) has now used a new ploy against the FijiFirst election campaign.
Party leader and Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama said that he was aware of the ploy and he just loved it.
He said SODELPA is sending its representatives to the FijiFirst campaigns with questions to ask.
“They don’t identify themselves but we can tell from the line of questions they asked,” he said.
At Namaka on Thursday night, a SODELPA supporter was asking a question that was written on a piece of paper about land.
He was lost when asked by the Prime Minister to leave the piece of paper aside and ask what he wanted clarified. Again the question was on land and the questioner was using sections of the Constitution the questioner was not aware of.
The Prime Minister said he loved to see many of these types of people in the FijiFirst campaigns and for him to answer their queries.
He said these people were spoon fed with questions to ask and he only wished the people who were really asking the questions were at the campaigns.
“I would really like to meet them head on and answer all questions they want to ask.”
The FijiFirst leader said he really felt for these people as they were used by the people who had nothing for Fiji.
He said SODELPA was ganging up with other political parties just to defeat FijiFirst in the September elections.
FijiFirst he said had a way forward for the nation while the other political parties had a way for moving the nation backward.
Social Democratic Liberal Party’s (SODELPA) general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu denied comments made by Mr Bainimarama. He said that the party does not send any party representatives to FijiFirst’s campaign meetings.
Mr Tabaiwalu said if the party had to send a representative to the FijiFirst’s campaign meeting then it would have been him.
“People are now enlightened and they need to be told the truth, also our supporters have the right to question them on their policies and how it would affect them and their future generations if they are there by their choice,” Mr Tabaiwalu said.
He added that the Mr Bainimarama should tell the people the truth when the party was questioned about what they were doing.
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