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Thanksgiving In True FijiFirst Style

It was a thanksgiving in true FijiFirst style- interfaith, unity and not one race or religion placed above the other. More than a thousand people turned up at Churchill Park
13 Oct 2014 10:07
Thanksgiving In True FijiFirst Style
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (fourth from left), with wife Mary Bainimarama and supporters at the thanksgiving service at Churchill Park Lautoka yesterday. Photo: Sheik Dean

It was a thanksgiving in true FijiFirst style- interfaith, unity and not one race or religion placed above the other.

More than a thousand people turned up at Churchill Park in Lautoka for the political movement’s west thanksgiving service.

A third is scheduled for the Northern Division as well.

The thanksgiving was a snapshot of the turnout of people during FijiFirst’s campaign. The support that Prime Minister and FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama still commands in the Western Division was obvious during the ceremony.

The Western Division played an important role in FijiFirst’s landslide victory at the General Elections.

People from as far Rakiraki, Tavua and Sigatoka witnessed this new tradition of having interfaith services.

The atmosphere was charged with emotion and people from different religious backgrounds sang in unison thanking God.

Joining Mr Bainimarama was his wife Mary, Attorney-General and FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Pio Tikoduadua, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar, Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu, Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jioje Konrote, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou and his assistant minister, Iliesa Delana.

Women and men – young and old – surrounded Mr Bainimarama and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum requesting for photograph opportunities and congratulating them for their win.

Religious leaders who took part in the service had one message for the people – unity and prosperity for Fiji.

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