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Electorate Urged To Vote With Open Mind, Use Common Sense

Electorate Urged To Vote With Open Mind, Use Common Sense
FijiFirst party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with party supporters at Pritam Singh Road in Tuirara, Makoi, on November 5, 2018. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua
November 08
10:26 2018

This election is about you deciding whether you want the Fiji where the politics will be about long term goals and long term prosperity or you want to fall for the short term goals.

This was the sentiments by the FijiFirst party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khai­yum at a campaign meeting at Pritam Singh Road at Tuirara, Makoi on Monday night.

He reminded the people of Makoi to vote for someone who could manage the economy, provide equality to everybody, think about all the developments around the country and not just about a single thing.

“Don’t vote because of only one issue, don’t vote for people because the price of cigarette, butter or lamb chops will come down, let’s think long term,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“Let’s not only come together when our Sev­ens team plays rugby, let’s come together in everything.

“This election is more important than the last one.”

He encouraged them to try and have a little bit of understanding about the economy.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted that there were people who had been blackmailing them in winning their votes.

“We’ve had people say that to us, the road is not good, why don’t you dump some gravel and then we will vote for you,” he said.

“I am not here to bribe you and you should not be blackmailing me, don’t say to me oh put a footpath and I will vote for you.

“You have to be a lot more sensible then that, you have to think long term.”

The A-G clarified issues in regards to the iTaukei land.

He said that not a single millimetre of iTaukei land had gone away from the iTaukei people sunder the leadership of Prime Min­ister Voreqe Bainimarama and since the es­tablishment of the 2013 Constitution.

He added that the Constitution “protected iTaukei land, it protected your right to prac­tise your religion, give all of us a common equal citizenry.”

“We are all Fijians. Let’s not fight about things there’s no need to fight about,” the Fi­jiFirst Party general secretary said.

Edited by Percy Kean


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