Bainimarama to begin elections campaign this week
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Shanal Sivan
Voreqe Bainimarama will take leave as Prime Minister and begin his campaign around the country this week.
His proposed Fiji First Party will now have to meet the necessary requirements to register and subsequently contest the September 17 General Elections.
“Whether you be a commoner or a chief; a shop keeper or a consumer; a landowner or a farmer; an office worker or a labourer; a woman or a man; a pensioner or a youth; a city dweller or someone living in our maritime or rural areas. We have to travel together to become the pride of the Pacific and the world. I need you all…all Fijians to come with me on this journey, I need you to believe in my goal for a united Fiji; a honest Fiji; a corrupt free Fiji.”
Bainimarama has made promises for a better future.
“You and your families will have a better future. But the work my fellow Fijians cannot be completed without you coming along with me on this journey…we all need to put Fiji first…the proposed Fiji First needs you. No longer do the interests of a select few come before what is good for all Fijians. We must put Fiji first. Next week I will take leave from work and begin my journey on this bus to meet everyday Fijians like you…I need your signatures to register the proposed Fiji First…I need your thoughts, your ideas and well wishes and your support.”
Bainimarama will release a manifesto in weeks to come.