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PM denies claims

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, July 31, 2014

FIJIFIRST party leader Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama refuted claims by other political parties that he will scrap iTaukei posts if he wins the election.

During his tour to open South Pacific Elixirs Ltd in Levuka in his capacity as Prime Minister, he also organised his political campaign rally at the Community Hall in his capacity as a party leader.

The issue of the plan to remove iTaukei posts was raised during his campaign tour to Levuka Vakaviti Village on Monday afternoon.

"There have been rumours going around that from next week or next month there will be no more roko, no Vola Ni Kawa Bula and no Adi and Ratu. These are political parties that have been lying to you," he said.

According to him, none of those statements are true.

"But I want to tell you if they are lying to you now, they will lie to you in parliament.

"If they come up with a good enough statement now to tell you what we are going to do, if they get elected into parliament that means they don't have good enough statements to prepare in the running of their political parties in government."

He said the policies were in line with the policies of the government of the day and one of them was the protection of this Constitution.

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