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Make The Right Choice, Father Tells Children

Make The Right Choice, Father Tells Children
Minister for Forestry Osea Naiqamu (front row standing third from left) with villagers of Tau in the Nadroga Province
September 18
10:35 2014

While most heads of the family would sway their children to which candidate to vote for, Sekove Roboiliku told his six children to make their own decisions, but make them wisely.

The 54-year-old man of the Mead Road Housing Estate at Nabua, Suva, is the president of the area’s FijiFirst Supporters Group.

Mr Roboiliku said it was not right for parents to make decisions for their children when they were old enough to decide whom they vote for.

“As long as they know what is right and what their vote would mean for the country, that’s all that matters,” Mr Roboiliku said.

“I am a FijiFirst supporter, but I will not tell my children what to do as they are above 18 years.  I trust them to make the right decisions in life because their votes will impact our nation.”

He said this last night when the group gathered at their Nabua Housing Hall.

“This is an exciting time for Fiji. After waiting for eight years, we are finally here. We hope that the next government will help us move forward. That is all we ask.”

FijiFirst supporters gathered under a makeshift shed (vakatuniloa) yesterday during the elections and moved to the hall at nightfall.

Supporters, while tuned to an iTaukei radio station for provisional results last night, stayed awake and enjoyed kava as the night dragged on.

Litiana Vasuturaga’s six out of the seven children also cast their votes yesterday. She does domestic duties, but has three children who support her and her husband who is blind.

For Mrs Vasuturaga, her story was somewhat different. She said her children supported FijiFirst, even before she advised them whom to vote for.

“I have two children who are still in school. My husband is retired. I’m thankful to this party (FijiFirst) for making welcoming decisions that were long time coming,” Mrs Vasuturaga said.

“We’re just hopeful for a good election outcome and a way forward for Fiji.”




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