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Coalition Candidates Campaign Door-to-door

Former Freedom Alliance Party president Jagath Karunaratne said door-to-door campaigning has a more personal connection with the voter. Mr Karunaratne’s party has joined forces with the Fiji Labour Party (FLP)
31 Oct 2018 11:34
Coalition Candidates Campaign Door-to-door
FLP candidate Monica Raghwan.

Former Freedom Alliance Party president Jagath Karunaratne said door-to-door campaigning has a more personal connection with the voter.

Mr Karunaratne’s party has joined forces with the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) for the general election in two weeks and says this is the strategy the coali­tion with adopt.

“The strategy adopted by Fiji Labour Party and Freedom Alliance Party in a co-operation agreement means both parties have the liberty to do what they want to do as long as primary princi­ples of co-operation are intact,” he said.

“My opinion on door-to-door cam­paigning is that it is a very good, friendly and focused approach as you have a one-to-one approach.”

Twenty-five FLP candidates of the Fiji Labour Party campaigned door-to-door along the Suva-Nausori corridor yes­terday.

FLP candidate Monica Raghwan con­firmed this when approached by Fiji Sun.

“We are doing exactly the same thing like all the parties because other par­ties are also doing door-to-door meet­ings,” she said.

“All the parties do house-to-house meeting and they do campaigning as well.”

Ms Raghwan said door-to-door meet­ings were another form of campaign­ing.

“Through door to door we get to meet people personally and we probably cov­er more people through this form of campaigning,” she said.

Ms Raghwan said they had 25 candi­dates and a support team out and about because of the need to reach out to a large number of voters.

“We are still doing our little pocket meetings like everybody else,” she said.

“Our manifesto launch is on Thurs­day and we have two weeks to the ac­tual election and we have supporters all over the place, so we just trying to get out there and reach as many people as possible.

“Supporters themselves in their own way are coming to help us in the vari­ous meeting areas.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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