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Contest Not Over Yet: Sayed-Khaiyum

While the FijiFirst movement’s chance of forming the next government is increasing with every count, its general-secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the race is not over yet. Early indications and pre-polling
19 Sep 2014 11:36
Contest Not Over Yet: Sayed-Khaiyum
Jone Bilitaki.. Photo: Wati Talebula

While the FijiFirst movement’s chance of forming the next government is increasing with every count, its general-secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the race is not over yet.

Early indications and pre-polling counting that continued at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday are pointing towards a Bainimarama-led government coming into power.

At this stage, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said their focus was on counting of pre-polling and postal ballots.

Dozens of party volunteers were present at the continuation of counting as polling agents.

Movement leader, Voreqe Bainimarama’s popularity will go down in history as the first time for any Prime Minister to receive such overwhelming support during elections.

When asked about Mr Bainimarama’s popularity, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said, “Mr Bainimarama’s popularity indicates that he is a true leader and a statesman who not only has a vision, but has deep and sincere commitment to Fiji and to all Fijians.

“This indicates that he is truly a leader of and for the people who has genuine love, affection and compassion for all citizens. This is an endorsement of his Government’s track record and FijiFirst’s manifesto.”

In terms of where the party is heading now, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said everyone should wait for the final announcement on official results.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has polled well, coming in second only to party leader Voreqe Bainimarama in party listing and behind SODELPA leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa in overall standing.

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