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Candidate calls for youths to debate

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

POLITICAL leaders representing young people in the country need to participate in national debates, says SODELPA youth president Peter Waqavonovono.

And the vocal activist has challenged youth leaders of various political parties in the country to come to the fore with issues that need public attention.

Mr Waqavonovono said youths needed to hear their leaders.

"Since it is difficult for party leaders to agree or openly be organised into a national debate, I am encouraging the media and community leaders to give this opportunity to youth candidates," he said.

Mr Waqavonovono said since all political parties had youth candidates or young professionals standing for election, it would be interesting to listen to their views at national level.

He said it would also be vital for young people in the country to listen to their leader and had their questions answered so they could make up their mind come polling day.

"The decision at the polls will affect our economy and many of our concerns as youths rest in the hands of the media and community leaders to grant us this opportunity.

"We hold the outcome of this election and we need to be well-informed, so I request that a debate be organised and parties be allowed to bring their supporters and let's allow the young people of Fiji to make informed decisions when they walk into the polling booths in September."

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