January 23, 2013
PM yet to decide on 2014 election
January 22, 2013 03:12:14 PM
Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama is still yet to confirm whether he will contest the 2014 General Election or not.
Bainimarama in an interview with Sky News in March last year had stated that he was still considering his options, however he told FijiLive today that he has not made a decision yet about standing in the election.
"My priority right now is to move Fiji forward and to see that the constitutional process is completed," he said.
"I cannot comment on elections because I have to ensure that things are in order so our country can return to democracy."
Under the new political party registration decree 2013 the Prime Minister is allowed to contest elections however as the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Bainimarama will have to resign from his post before applying to be an applicant or a member of a party.
Meanwhile while visiting students at Vatuwaqa Primary School today Bainimarama has promised teacher and students that government will be looking at more ways to improve the school’s infrastructure and to provide them with a better pay ground.
He also said everyone needs to have positive view about things as this would be a way to move people forward.
By Mereani Gonedua