Opinion

between the lines: 10th November, 2018

Party politics Despite a clear directive from Naipote Katonitabua, the Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, some mata ni tikina (district reps) and turaga-ni-koro (village headmen) have allegedly been engaged in
10 Nov 2018 11:59
between the lines: 10th November, 2018

Party politics

Despite a clear directive from Naipote Katonitabua, the Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, some mata ni tikina (district reps) and turaga-ni-koro (village headmen) have allegedly been engaged in party politics.

It’s disturbing that some are openly campaigning for their prefered political parties. In one case, a district rep has been following a General Election candidate on the campaign trail.

He has ignored advice that what he is doing is wrong.

The spotlight is also on some Roko Tuis who are supposed to be keeping an eye on things in the respective provinces.

BTL understands that there will be a clean-up exercise after the election to ensure that officers comply with ground rules.

Extreme politics

It appears some anti-FijiFirst elements get into extreme politics.

From attacking billboards, they now have moved to burning party posters.

Police are investigating the latest incident.

Practise what you preach

Some political parties and some politicians must be recognised for placing their political advertisements in both daily newspapers.

They are practising what they preach. The same cannot be said about others.

Condition set

A village in the Northern Division that has pledged its support for the FijiFirst party, has allowed two Opposition members who also hail from the North, to talk to the villagers but with a condition.

The condition is that they should not attack FijiFirst but just talk about their own policies.

They were favourites in 2014, but not now.

Young voters’ focus

Some young first time voters at Wainadoi between Suva and Navua know the candidate they will vote for.

They have little or no knowledge about other candidates and politicians.

They do not even know what some of the political party leaders look like.

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