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NFP Rejects Report On Draunidalo Issue

The National Federation Party has rejected a Fiji Sun report that with it overtly engaged in talks for “co-operation” with other opposition parties, Roko Tupou Draunidalo’s resignation (in retrospect) was
06 Mar 2017 11:00
NFP Rejects Report On Draunidalo Issue
Roko Tupou Draunidalo.

The National Federation Party has rejected a Fiji Sun report that with it overtly engaged in talks for “co-operation” with other opposition parties, Roko Tupou Draunidalo’s resignation (in retrospect) was inevitable.

Roko Tupou resigned as president to become the president of the proposed Hope Party.

The NFP said in a statement: “It is extremely well known to the Fiji Sun, other media organisations and indeed the people of Fiji that the NFP has decided it will not be part of any co-operative or coalition arrangements with any party for the 2018 general elections. Neither the NFP was in any such arrangement for the 2014 elections.”

“This is not a personal decision of anyone in the party but the decision of the Working Committee of NFP by way of a resolution, first adopted at its meeting of 26th June 2016 in Nadi, and once again unanimously adopted in the Working Committee meeting of November 19, 2016 at Suva. Both meetings mandated the Party Leader to talk with leaders of other political parties including the Prime Minister and his Government on issues of national concern and interest like changes to draconian and regressive laws.

“That is exactly what the party leader has been doing, aiding issues of concern in Parliament and dialoging with leaders of other parties on these issues since October 2014.  This is distinctly different from “openly engaged in talks on co-operation”, as connected by Fiji Sun.

The NFP says the party leader’s statement of January 23 and on January 24 as well as Roko Tupou’s statement, (both made following her resignation given to Party, the Registrar of Political Parties and the   Speaker of Parliament), are extremely clear.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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