FLYERS DON’T RUFFLE PM
Ro Teimumu says she does not know anything about the leaflets
The campaign leaflets alleged to be circulated widely by SODELPA are not a worry to Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking to the Fiji Sun at Ahau after his briefing with the civil servants yesterday, he said this type of campaign was outdated and it had misinformed the voters.
“I know they’re trying to damage my credibility but they can’t as the people are happy with the service delivery of my Government,” he said.
But SODELPA Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said last night: “I don’t know anything about any flyers. If there is a flyer going around about anybody, and if it is not true, then you do not worry about it. If they are saying that SODELPA people are sending out a flyer I really don’t know.”
One leaflet claimed the PM was earning more than $1 million a year.
The second leaflet said SODELPA proposed to form a Government of National Unity (GNU).
SODELPA said after it had formed the GNU, it would abolish the 2013 Constitution. It would then ask the judiciary to reactivate the Bainimarama and Qarase judgment.
The PM said that SODELPA must stop this leaflet campaign.
“I urge them to campaign on the basis of honesty, sincerity and love and affection and without any pretentions,” he said.
He said they were talking about their dreams and they should first of all tell the people of what they would bring to them if they were elected to govern.
He said SODELPA had to prove their worth to the people and the nation.
“They have nothing new to offer the nation and are just trying to bring back the past,” he said.
He said when he lodged the proposed FijiFirst application he had urged all political parties to go away from past politics.
Fiji, he said, wanted a new political direction. No comment could be obtained from SODELPA last night before this edition went to press.