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PM: Vote For Your Future

As the FijiFirst Party wrapped up its final family fun day before the November 14 General Election, the message from its leader, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, was clear – your
11 Nov 2018 12:26
PM: Vote For Your Future
FijiFirst Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama with wife, Mary, family members and party supporters at Lautoka’s Churchill Park on November 10, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

As the FijiFirst Party wrapped up its final family fun day before the November 14 General Election, the message from its leader, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, was clear – your vote will decide Fiji’s future course.

He told the thousands who turned up at Lautoka’s Churchill Park yesterday that FijiFirst provided the leadership, which brought stability and nine years of unprecedented economic growth.

Mr Bainimarama reminded Fijians of the racial divide Fiji had experienced under SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and the instability experienced since 1987.

He also called on Fijians to remember the 1997 Constitution, which Mr Rabuka wanted to bring back – the very one which divided people as voting blocs.

Mr Bainimarama reiterated Fiji could not afford to go back to policies of the past where Fijians had to line up separately to cast their votes.

To those who voted FijiFirst in 2014, Mr Bainimarama thanked them and asked for their continued support. To those who were unsure, he asked them to look around them and see the development Fiji had experienced.

Togetherness at FijiFirst...FijiFirst party supporters having a fun time during the FijiFirst Family Fun Day in Churchill Park in Lautoka on November 10, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Togetherness at FijiFirst…FijiFirst party supporters having a fun time during the FijiFirst Family Fun Day in Churchill Park in Lautoka on November 10, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

His message to supporters of SODELPA was clear – you cannot claim to be a Christian yet believe in discrimination, while his message to those who support the National Federation Party (NFP) was to remember that NFP leader Biman Prasad had not once stood in Parliament to counter SODELPA MPs Niko Nawaikula and Mosese Bulitavu’s racist rants in Parliament. Mr Prasad, the PM said, would not be able to provide the stability and leadership that Fiji needed and deserved.

The thousands who turned up at Churchill Park before the country heads to poll on November 14, was a glimpse of FijiFirst’s vision for Fiji.

Age, gender, race and religion were not on people’s minds when they danced and had a good time while waiting for the event proper to start.

This has been Mr Bainimarama’s vision of Fiji – where there is equality, where race and religion are not an issue and where people are geared towards a modern nation state. 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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