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Thank you, PM tells family, supporters

  FijiFirst Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama acknowledged his family, friends, FijiFirst candidates and all his supporters for their support throughout the election period. Mr Bainimarama was sworn in as Prime
21 Nov 2018 11:47
Thank you, PM tells family, supporters
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama signs the oath of allegiance and oath for due execution of office before President Jioji Konrote at State House after being sworn-in for a second term as Prime Minister on November 20, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

FijiFirst Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama acknowledged his family, friends, FijiFirst candidates and all his supporters for their support throughout the election period.

Mr Bainimarama was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second four-year term at State House in Suva yesterday.

He was accompanied by his wife, Mary Bainimarama, and his family members.

Mr Bainimarama took the oath or affirmation of allegiance before President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.

The event was witnessed by delegations, members of the diplomatic corps, FijiFirst candidates, friends and families.

“It’s been an exciting day for all FijiFirst supporters and candidates,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“The people have made their choices, they have elected my party to lead the Government in the next four years.

“My Government initially and the FijiFirst Government have put up development for the last eight years or so and people have realised what we have done.”

He said the people of Fiji had voted for certainty, for development and most importantly they voted for equality and “that’s what we stand for.”

“I thank everyone that has supported me, my family, friends and the FijiFirst candidates that stood for the elections.”

He said they would continue the work they had done in the past four years, especially in development.

Commenting on the decreased number of votes this year compared with the 2014 General Election, Mr Bainimarama said: “Everyone understands that we had election on a bad weather, a lot of people did not turn up to vote, they were probably my voters that did not come.

“We have learnt from that and the next time around we will organise a lot more transport then we did this time.”

He will sit with his team in the next few of days to discuss portfolio allocations.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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