The UFDF said that Frank Bainimarama was campaigning in California accompanied by Mr Winston Thomson and following the campaign meetings a $US550 plate dinner was held and some $US10,000 was raised. And it is during these meetings that the promotion of the $US750 for Fiji Passports is made and an invitation to vote for Fiji First in the September elections. The UFDF said the $US 750 offer for Fiji passports and voting rights this year is on offer in Hong Kong and is likely to be more wide spread then just the US & Hong Kong. The UFDF is calling on the good, honest law abiding citizens who are appalled at the level of manipulation and fraud being undertaken by some in authority and have knowledge or proof to email details and information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The UFDF says the identity and source of information will remain confidential at all times. The UFDF said today it would be communicating its latest concerns to the Supervisor of Elections and the Electoral Commission not anticipating any serious due diligence or effort to establish the truth, given their past in-actions, but also as a record on file to be used to bring the perpetrators and their supporters to account for their participation in this ongoing fraud against the people of Fiji once democracy is restored. UFDF, June 12, 2014
Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today hit back at the other four political parties as he launched his FijiFirst party in Suva. Addressing supporters who turned up at the party's head office in Toorak today, Bainimarama described the Fiji Labour and National Federation (NFP) parties as not having the courage to speak on sensitive issues. The Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) he says "have compromised their basic principles of fairness because they desperate for votes" and as for SODELPA "we know stands for elitism...who want to go back to the unfair and elite systems which only serve the few."
In contrast he says the FijiFirst champions equality and fairness for all irrespective of their status in society. "Chief or commoner - will get treated fairly and equally," Bainimarama said. "Equality and fairness does not mean that the chiefly status of traditional leaders is stopped or curtailed. In fact it gives it more strength." He further called on Fijians, as the country prepares to go to the polls, to judge for themselves the work his government has done in the last seven years. "Judge for yourself how much life has improved under my government, judge for yourself the true and genuinely inclusive intentions, I have for the betterment of all Fijians," Bainimarama said. "And the work we started seven years ago, must now continue for the sake of all Fijians under the banner of FijiFirst."
"Given our track record of service to all Fijians, imagine what FijiFirst can do as an elected government now that there won't be any restrictions. “This is your chance to play your part and contribute towards the election of our party that will ensure that Fiji is not only a prosperous and modern nation but will also become an admired nation where equality and fairness becomes a corner stone for our great nation. “I want the best for all of you. I want to continue the good work that we have done in education, health, women's rights, water, electricity, better roading, modernising laws pertaining to domestic violence, human trafficking, we have changed the archaic rape laws to give women and children better protection. “
Meanwhile, in the coming days, the party will be looking to register volunteers, supporters and candidates. “Indeed the support is growing. In our text message platform, through which we had called for volunteers and people to join as friends of FijiFirst, within 24 hours, we had over 100 Fijians, young and old, men and women, from all over Fiji texting to become a volunteer and over 300 Fijians texting to become supporters of FijiFirst. “ The party is also in the process of finalising offices in Nasinu, Nausori, Rakiraki, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi Sigatoka, Savusavu and Labasa. Aside from the launch and the opening of their new office, the party today also launched their facebook page and twitter account.
“Our website carries all our information, including our Constitution and our values, and other relevant information. You can also on line contribute towards our manifesto which will be revealed in time to come.” The party has also identified teams to start their various pocket meetings and is also looking at organising rallies in the coming months: http://fijilive.com/news/2014/06/bainimarama-hits-back-launches-fijifirst/57953.Fijilive
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