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Potential voter all praise for PM

Shalveen Chand
Monday, April 14, 2014

HE woke up at 5am yesterday, caught the 6.30 bus to Suva from Wainibuku in Nasinu and waited half an hour to talk to Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama outside Suvavou House.

"He is the first Prime Minister who stopped to listen to me," said Pranay Chand, 43.

Mr Chand was born with lower limb deformities but that has not stopped him from achieving his goals in life.

"All my life, I have been a Fiji Labour Party supporter. I have voted eyes closed for governments that have never genuinely cared for people like me," he said.

"Never has any government done so much for the poor people. I don't have to worry about my children's education which means I have extra money to invest into other things.

"I showed Mr Bainimarama my voter registration card and told him, I was going to vote for him."

Mr Chand said he also handed the PM a letter he wrote in the iTaukei language.

"I currently live in the HART village in Wainibuku and have been facing problems as I try to make a home of my own," he said.

According to Mr Chand, he was more than content with the political views of Mr Bainimarama, especially with the "One Fiji" and a common identity for the people of Fiji.

He added he was still familiarising himself with the election process and was keen to learn more.


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