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Public welcomes PM with cheers

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

PRIME Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama and his campaign team made their first tour of the Western Division collecting the required 5001 signatures required to register his party.

Setting up at the heart of the Lautoka bus stand and market area, a huge crowd gathered to welcome him and cheered as he spoke and referred to the Sugar City as his hometown.

Yesterday marked the end of the first day of the tour, which began from Rakiraki, Tavua, Vatukoula and Ba.

The PM said he has received overwhelming support from the places he visited.

"I have received overwhelming reception from the towns and villages that I have been to today (yesterday) but none like the one that I am getting from my hometown," he said.

"The reason that I am here today is to get your signatures so I can register my proposed party which is Fiji First.

"I need 5001 signatures from those that have registered for elections to come forward and put your name in my political party request forms so that those in the elections office can know that I have enough endorsement to form my political party.

"Looking around Lautoka City today, I think I have more than 5001 names."

The collection of 5000 signatures is a requirement under the Political Parties Registration Decree for any proposed party wishing to register to contest the 2014 election in September 17.

The Prime Minister needs a minimum of 2000 signatures from the Central division, 1750 from the Western Division, 1000 from the Northern Division and 250 from the Eastern Division.








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