Fiji Parliament adjourns sine die

Speaker of the Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau during a sitting of Parliament. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fijian Government and Opposition MPs looked back at their past four years in Parliament after the House adjourned sine die yesterday.

Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau commended the MPs for their “valuable contributions”.

The country now awaits election dates as political parties for the general elections.

Speaking outside Parliament, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated the date for the polls remained the prerogative of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

“Elections can be held anywhere until the first week of January,” he said.

The A-G said over the last four years they have made immense productive contributions in Parliament.

Opposition Whip Ro Filipe Tuisawau said he was proud to have served the nation during his term in the House.

“It has been a challenging journey but a rewarding one that I was able to be the voice of the ordinary people,” he said.

He said he had not applied for a ticket to contest the general elections under any party, but would make an announcement soon.

Transport Minister Faiyaz Koya said the last four years were “amazing”, however, he remained mum on whether he would stand in the upcoming polls.

“It was absolutely wonderful and I think our confidence going into the general elections stem from our Prime Minister,” he said.

“Everybody is confident when he is there because his confidence is the best.”

SODELPA MP Mosese Bulitavu, who has copped a lot of flak from the party for openly supporting Government policies, declined to comment when quizzed about his political future.

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