SODELPA leader admits to being broken
28 April, 2018, 10:00 am
SOCIAL Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka has admitted that he had been humbled and broken in the past years, but all for a good reason. He highlighted this while speaking to law students of The University of Fiji in Samabula, Suva during an open forum this week. Mr Rabuka said he was now a changed person.
“I stand before you now a new Rabuka and ask for you to join me to future-proof Fiji,” he said.
“We need to add the new to the old, not change the new for the old.”
The SODELPA leader urged university students to work together to create a better recipe with “fresh ingredients” to focus on a new future.
“Let’s take Fiji from a nation pulled by the past and become a nation focused on the future.
“A nation the world will invest in and care for and admire. “At 70 years old, some will say I am too old, some will say I have had my days and we need a young leader without the baggage of the past. All fair comments, but 70 is just a number, I am fighting fit, motivated to empower tomorrow’s young leaders and with baggage comes wisdom and wisdom only comes from a history of learning from yours and others’ mistakes.”
He added that if they won this year’s poll, SODELPA would review the 2013 Constitution and also oppose the use of the ‘Fijian’ name for all races in Fiji.