Gavoka: A-G is wrong

SODELPA leader Viliame Gavoka at his office in Suva. Picture: ATU RASEA

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Viliame Gavoka says they want to get into government to serve and not to rule.

He said this in response to comments Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made at the Nadi Women’s Forum over the weekend that “They (politicians) just want to get into government, want to have power, not because they want to improve the country, not because they want to put in place good policies.

“Mr Sayed- Khaiyum is wrong,” Mr Gavoka said.

He said Mr Sayed-Khaiyums’s perspective of power differed from SODELPA.

“SODELPA is guided by its ‘Lewenivanua’ concept that values the lives of our people, by meeting your basic needs and making your life easier. In a real democracy, the real power is with the people, not the political parties, and especially not what we have witnessed over the last 16 years which is totalitarian democracy bordering on dictatorship.

“SODELPA will fight these elections on policies and not childish, desperate and misleading allegations.”

He said their candidates would be accountable to the citizens from their respective communities and the SODELPA government would be responsible and accountable to the nation.

Speaking at the forum last weekend, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also said none of the parties had released their manifestos as yet to which Mr Gavoka said SODELPA was the only party that had released their policies first.

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