I SUPPORT FijiFirst and its leader Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama because of his willingness to assist people in the grassroots level, says the party's proposed candidate, Iliesa Delana.
The Paralympic gold medallist whose name was announced last week by Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama as one of the provisional candidates said he was happy to join the party.
"What made me join FijiFirst was that I have seen a lot of developments in the country and before I went to Paralympics, I have been working very closely with the Bainimarama Government," Mr Delana said.
He said he had never seen a prime minister who has done so much for people living with disabilities.
"They support Paralympic games. He comes down to people sitting on wheelchairs, using crutches, shakes their hands and at times, I have even seen him giving money out of his pocket.
"I have not seen a prime minister like that, he is there for the people and not just sit down and give orders."
Mr Delana said as the PM, Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama had done a lot in terms of economic developments in the country's interior.
"Why I want to stand for FijiFirst is that I want to do all my best and fight for the rights of persons living with difficulties.
"We don't want any other explanation; we want people to do the job — time of explanation has finished and it's time to do the job."