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Support for party up

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WITH the electoral battle now heating up, the National Federation Party is confident it will attract a significant number of iTaukei votes in the September polls.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said support from indigenous Fijians was growing steadily for the party following his tour of various divisions around the country.

"We are very confident that we will attract a significant number of indigenous Fijian votes, all the iTaukei candidates and the potential candidates are confident we will be leading a party which will be a first for change, we will provide new thinking about how we need to go forward," Prof Prasad said.

He said the NFP was known as a party which believed in dialogue and respect for the aspirations of indigenous people in this country.

"… and this has always been reflected by our leaders in the past including Jai Ram Reddy and his speech to the Great Council of Chiefs before the promulgation of the 1997 constitution.

"And if you look at the history of NFP, in the indigenous Fijian members of Parliament, NFP had some of the best qualified indigenous Fijian members in Parliament including chiefs like the Tui Macuata late Ratu Soso Katonivere, we had somebody from the army among several others."

Prof Prasad said right now the party had Tupou Draunidalo as its president.

"NFP has got an iTaukei president of very high calibre, probably one of the most prominent lawyers in the country.

"She brings that kind of respect from the iTaukei community to the NFP."

Prof Prasad said while the party had announced the names of three iTaukei candidates, more names would be announced soon.

"We are offering our people's future. We have concentrated on policies."








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