February 07, 2014 09:02:11
Fiji’s Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni says she will stand in the September elections if invited by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking to Fiji Live, Dr Luveni said she would love to be one of the candidates in the coming elections but she would only do so if invited by Commodore Bainimarama to be part of his yet to be announced party.
“If I’m considered by Bainimarama’s party than I would gladly stand in the elections,” Dr Luveni said.
She further said she was encouraged to see Non Government Organisations taking a stand to encourage women to have a say in parliament.
“It’s very heartening to see that Women NGO’s are encouraging women to stand in the elections and creating awareness about it.
“In fact I’m happy to see that and I encourage more women to stand in the coming elections,” Dr Luveni said.
By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari