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My Vote Counts: Ruci

20-year old Ruci Serei made sure the apathy of some her friends did not prevent her from voting. She was up early at the pre-polling station based at the Nawaqadamu
09 Sep 2014 09:19
My Vote Counts: Ruci
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy with some women from the Senidilo women’s group and government officials at Saqani Village on December 13,2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

20-year old Ruci Serei made sure the apathy of some her friends did not prevent her from voting.

She was up early at the pre-polling station based at the Nawaqadamu Community Hall in Nadi yesterday.

“This is my first time to vote and I am happy that I have cast my vote,” she said.

The burning heat of the Western Division did not deter voters from turning out in numbers.

“I travelled from Yako Village to vote,” she said.

She is originally from Nawaqadamu but stays in Yako for work purposes.

“I know that I have voted for the right person who will look into the issues of the country,” she said.

She said some of her friends did not show much interest but she wanted to make her vote count.

“If we want the country to look into our needs, then it is important to vote.”

She said it was no use talking over matters when one did not participate in electoral processes.

“I was really nervous but I am thankful to the pre-polling officers who assisted me,” she said.

“After I had cast my vote, I had sweaty palms but I was glad I did it.

“This was a really big moment for me, something I will remember for the rest of my life,” she said.

“I want the next government to look into moving the country forward and also look into issues pertaining to youths.

Everyone wants democracy and development in all sectors of the country”

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