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Vote, it is your right

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, August 29, 2014

EVEN with the Methodist Church in Fiji being apolitical, it will continue to encourage members of the church to exercise their democratic right to vote during the general election.

Methodist Church secretary for communication and overseas mission Reverend James Bhagwan said it was important for the church to continue to encourage members to vote on September 17.

"On Wednesday during the conference we arranged for members to put in their application for postal ballot," Mr Bhagwan said.

"It is because some of our church members will not get back on time to their homes for the elections, we arranged for them to make their application for postal ballot.

"We have a good number of members who had applied for postal voting because of our desire to ensure that everyone in the church votes in the election."

He said the church also had members from different political parties that were strong senior members of the church.

"We continue to stay away from politics and parties but we continue to encourage members to participate in the voting process because rule of law is important and democracy is important for any country," Mr Bhagwan said.

"We are hoping that all our members will turn out in numbers to vote for who they feel will be the right candidate to represent them in parliament.

"As a church, like the Catholic Church ,we will continue to provide pastoral care and guidance to members who will be in government."








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