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PM: Fijians smarter

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, March 13, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will soon begin the process of gaining the 5000 signatures he needs to register his party to contest the general election.

This was highlighted by the Prime Minister when opening the telecentre at Sila Central High School yesterday.

"At that election you will have a clear choice between my visions of a better future in the new Fiji we are building together or a return to the Fiji of old," Commodore Bainimarama said.

He said ordinary Fijians were smarter and had seen clearly what happened in the past, even if they did not feel free to speak out.

"People want their leaders to command respect because they have earned it because of the mana that comes with their high standards of personal conduct, their morality and their care and love for their people."

He believes that ordinary Fijians are a lot smarter than they are being given credit for by some politicians.

"They are smart enough to see through the hypocrisy, the power plays, they are smart enough to spot someone trying to take back something that does not belong to them, that is not rightfully theirs.

"When I eventually seek your trust to lead you in the new democracy we are building to create our new Fiji, I will be doing so believing firmly in the underlying good sense of the Fijian people.

"It has always been there, despite the attempts of some to manipulate them, to mislead them, to sow discord, suspicion and resentment."








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