Publish date/time: 12/03/2014
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will soon begin the process of gaining five thousand signatures to register his political movement.
Commodore Bainimarama made the comments while opening a new telecentre at the Sila Central High School today.
He reiterated that he needs to register the political movement he is forming to contest the general elections.
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“At the election you will have a clear choice between my vision of a better future in the new Fiji we are building together or a return to the Fiji of old. The future versus the past. It has become very clear in recent days that some people want to drag us all back to the past.
To reinstate the privileged elites in Fiji and take back the power, I was determined to give to ordinary people. It is too late. Ordinary Fijians can see both the logic and the justice of everyone getting an equal and fair share.
Ordinary Fijians are smarter than that. They saw clearly what happened in the past even if they did not feel free to speak out.
They saw some elites abusing the process and enriching themselves. Giving back the power to the elites isn’t going to happen.
People want their leaders to command respect because they have earned it. Because of the mana that comes with their high standards of personal conduct, their morality and their care and love for their people.”
Story by: Watisoni Butabua