Elections win will be a bonus: PM
Taken from/By: Report by: Elenoa Turagaiviu
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says winning the elections will be a bonus considering the tremendous work the military has done so far.
Speaking at his farewell church service at the Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa yesterday, Bainimarama says this was part of his conversation with Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during their historical meeting last Friday.
“We were talking about elections and I told her , if I win the elections it will be a bonus. The military has done a huge job in changing people’s views to see clearly the dark times Fiji lived in before. We now have a new constitution. A constitution that allows us, who are being paid, to work extra hard and to provide services to those Fijians who rely on us.”
And with only a couple of weeks left before he steps down, the Military Commander also told his soldiers, the path the military is heading on won’t change, despite the change in leadership.
“When I say there will be no change, there will be no change in the government leadership, I will still be the Prime Minister until the elections. The path of the military is taking will not change as well. My trust is on the senior officers here that they will lead the military on the direction we are going since 2000.”
Bainimarama is expected to step down on the 28th of this month and will announce his new political movement early March.