Kolinio Meo, Suva
The continuing claim by the leader of the FijiFirst Party (FFP) citing the enormous developments that his Government has undertaken during the last eight years is akin to an advertisement of a product glorified through mind-bending words and colour to smartly camouflage the genuine status of the product.
Firstly, the FFP was born out of an illegal government that ruled with force and without any opposition to provide the checks and balances to ensure accountability.
Secondly, the claim cannot be measured against any legal benchmarks because there was no opposition to compare performances with. For obvious reasons its performances cannot be compared with any previous democratic governments. Furthermore it is an obligatory function of any ruling government to carry out social and economic developments or else it would be irrelevant. The voting public deserve to be enlightened with all the above information so that they can make a wise decision on their choice of the next government.