‘Choose fair, honest and transparent candidates’

SODELPA provisional candidate Jope Kuinikoro. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

IT is vital for voters to not only look at specific issues that bother them, but also look at the prevailing issues at a macro level, says Social Democratic Liberal Party candidate Joape Kuinikoro.

“I encourage all voters to vote and choose those that they feel will be fair and honest and be transparent in their dealings,” Mr Kuinikoro said. “Good character is fundamental in any leadership,” he said.

Mr Kuinikoro said he would stand for integrity, participatory and transparent governance in this year’s general election.

The Galoa, Kadavu native also said he was not happy with the Government’s commitment to accountability and transparency.

“I and the SODELPA party believe in a participatory form of governance, the one that listens and gives back to the people. One of the reasons I am standing in the elections is because I don’t prescribe to and want to change some of the things manifested through the current government.”

The devoted Christian believes that SODELPA stood a good chance of winning the election.

Mr Kuinikoro is an economics graduate.

He was a former loans officer for the Fiji Development Bank, a former executive of Colonial Life & Health (now BSP Life) and was also the chief executive officer for Post Fiji.