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2014 it is prophets

Tevita Vuibau
Sunday, November 04, 2012

ELEMENTS in society spreading rumors there will be no democratic elections in 2014 have been labeled "false prophets" by Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

Speaking at the opening of the 2012 Lomaiviti Day, Commodore Bainimarama did not mince his words saying many of these "false prophets" were politicians in previous governments.

"Ko ni sa baci rogoca na veivakadiloi sa basika tiko e na vuku ni ituvatuva au sa kacivaka oti me baleta na Veidigidigi Levu me na vakayacori e na yabaki 2014."

("You may have started hearing rumours about the arrangements being made for the General Elections in 2014.")

"Oqo na nodra Cakacaka ni veivakacalai kei na veivakasesei na "parofita vakailasu" ka levu vei ira qo na dau ni politiki makawa."

("This is the work of false prophets trying to mislead and confuse people, and many of them (false prophets) are former politicians," he said.)

Commodore Bainimarama then proceeded to reassure all in Fiji and the world over that the country would have democratic elections come 2014.

"Au via vakadeitaka ga vei keda nikua, ka me rogoca ko Viti kei Vuravura, ni Veidigidigi Levu e na Yacori e na yabaki 2014."

"I want to assure all of us here today and I want all of Fiji and the world to hear as well that we will have National Elections in 2014," he said.

Commodore Bainimarama said with the voting age reduced from 22 to 18, the youth of Fiji would have a voice in choosing their leaders.

He also called on parents and guardians to educate their children in order to allow them to pick a government worthy of taking Fiji beyond 2014.