2022 General Election: ‘More at stake when you go and tick – Naupoto

PM Voreqe Bainimarama and Viliame Naupoto at a FijiFirst rally in Davuilevu on Tuesday niht. Picture: Shayal Devi

FORMER military commander and FijiFirst candidate Viliame Naupoto has urged all Fijians to think of their future before casting their ballots.

While speaking during a party rally in Davuilevu on Tuesday night, Mr Naupoto said all citizens must go out and vote.

“It’s easy to think of the elections as ‘I’m going to tick either FijiFirst, or PA, or NFP’, but there is a lot more at stake when you go and tick on the 14th,” he said.

The Vatoa, Lau, man said people must keep in mind the free education of children and social pension scheme implemented by the FijiFirst Government.

He said none of the other political parties had promised that they were going to continue the policies that FijiFirst put in place.

“Think about all those and more before you go and tick, please go and vote on the 14th. If you’ve finished voting, find out those who haven’t and say, ‘go and vote’. A vote for him (Voreqe Bainimarama) is a vote for us, but most importantly, it is a vote for you.”

He also said many people in Fiji were beneficiaries of “smart” policies that the Government had adopted over the years.

This included the free education system, social pension scheme and even the Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM) which allowed Fijians to go to Australia and work.

He said this was a result of the vuvale partnership between the FijiFirst Government and Australia.

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