Coalition talks

Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube. Picture: FT FILE

THE Unity Fiji party is open to post-election coalition with any party, says party leader Savenaca Narube.

Mr Narube said the party would welcome discussion on post-election coalition.

“Discussions are quite general at this time, but there have been discussions among the parties of possible coalition after the elections,” Mr Narube said.

“But there is nothing specific or solid at the moment.”

However, Mr Narube said the names of the political parties they had held discussions with would remain confidential at this stage as the discussions were continuing.

The former governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) said the party had continued to channel its focus on conducting outreach programs around the country.

“This is in terms of pocket meetings, we are introducing ourselves and as a new party we need to do that.

“The support has been extremely encouraging from places that we have visited and we have been to quite a lot of places across Fiji from the North and central and we are yet to visit the eastern parts of Fiji and that is going to happen after the election.”

He said the issue on national debt, concerns on the cost of living, employment and the ownership of resources had been some of the main issues that had been raised to the party during their meetings.

Mr Narube also confirmed the party would be announcing 15 provisional candidates who would be contesting this year’s election under the Unity Fiji banner in the coming weeks.

He stated the party would be finalising its list of candidates once the election date was confirmed.

“There are people who have asked us that we only release their names once it was close to the election.”