Bainimarama: We will unite Fiji

PM Voreqe Bainimarama leads his wife Mary at the Vatuwaqa Primary School polling venue last week. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

“WE will not discriminate against anyone, we will help and grow all, we will unite Fiji despite the poisoning of minds and we will build a country where we all become truly proud and progressive citizens.”

That’s the word from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama whose FijiFirst party will form government after winning the 2018 General Election on Sunday.

In his message, Mr Bainimarama said he was proud to once again be the Prime Minister of a Fiji that has to offer so much more to its people and the world.

“I am proud to become your Prime Minister once again, a Prime Minister of all who call Fiji home, of all who feel the pangs of pride when we achieve great things on and off the field as a nation, of those that want a better life for themselves and their neighbours without malice and jealousy,” he said.

“Today (Sunday) I ask all who voted for us and also those that didn’t, to run with us as we all work together to make Fiji a better place for all our citizens and our future progeny under a united banner blue.

“We will not discriminate against anyone, we will help and grow all, we will unite Fiji despite the poisoning of minds and we will build a country where we all become truly proud and progressive citizens that do not judge each other because of our differences but instead become a nation where we celebrate and unite in our similarities.”

Mr Bainimarama said despite the joint forces of opposition that started their campaign based on lies, hate and fear against FijiFirst four years ago, the party had triumphed because of the people of Fiji.

“Even those who ganged up against us begrudgingly had to admit in the campaign period about the progress our Fiji has made under FijiFirst.

“One political leader even called for a slower rate of growth and created widespread and baseless fears about what our iTaukei hold most dear — traditional land,” he said.

“Today (Sunday), nothing gives me more pleasure and happiness than the fact that the majority of fair-minded, good people of Fiji have outrightly shunned this brand of politics that sought to destroy our nation for the sake of political expediency.

“I thank God for our win and look forward to doing even more for every one of you with my government over the next four years.”

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