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Nasik Swami
Friday, August 01, 2014

TUI Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua says he supports SODELPA leader, the Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Ratu Suliano, who is campaigning with Ro Teimumu in Beqa, said he joined the party because of his personal and traditional responsibilities to his vanua.

The SODELPA provisional candidate said his decision to stand for the general election was made with consideration.

"I had to think of my people. As a member of the RFMF family, I have much to be proud of in the institution's commitments to international peacekeeping," he said.

Ratu Suliano said being a member of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces meant he chose to wear the uniform that he would always be proud of.

"My role as Tui Namosi is one I am born into and I was bred to lead my people and thus I must exercise wisdom and determination to protect the interests of my people.

"This comes first to me over the army national uniform.

"At the end of the day, I will be held accountable and will go down in the history books of my people."

He said he was concerned with how the protection of indigenous Fijian rights and resources were diminishing.

In addressing the villagers of Nawaisomo, Ratu Suliano urged them to look after the vanua.








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