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Urai resigns for polls

Litia Vulaidausiga
Thursday, August 14, 2014

CAREER unionist Daniel Urai has resigned from the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries to contest a seat under the People's Democratic Party.

His resignation complies with provisions of the Electoral Decree, which prohibit trade unionists from joining or being office bearers of political parties.

In Lautoka yesterday, he said these provisions had not deterred him from standing for a party he helped found.

"Trade unionism is something we live with and I will continue performing tasks without being paid" he said.

"This government encourages people to serve and in terms of that, I will serve in my own capacity wherever and whenever they need me."

He maintained that his aspirations, five weeks away from the general election, would not hinder public campaigning, noting his successful stance during two previous elections, albeit under the Fiji Labour Party banner.

"I have voters in Lautoka and have faith in them for putting a tick on me."

He noted that the political climate had since changed but said he didn't find it much of a challenge.

"Voters from outside Lautoka have the opportunity to vote for me and I am happy with the way it is made, it suits me."

Samuela Yalayala will be acting in the position of general-secretary for the hotel union until its next annual general meeting.








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