Beddoes said he had waited until now to make this appeal as he wanted to give his former members and supporters enough time to make their own decisions on which of the opposition parties they wished to join following the winding up of the United Peoples Party in October last year.
Beddoes said that at the time of the winding up he had thanked them for their allegiance and loyalty. This has seen him elected twice to parliament.
Giving them time to decide for themselves who they would support in 2014 was important.
Beddoes said there has been an 8 year lapse in political activity. Many former members and supporters have relocated, migrated or passed on. Regrettably a few have compromised their principles and associated themselves with Frank Bainimarama.
However he was encouraged by the continuing positive feedback suggesting many were waiting for him to declare his candidacy. He looked forward to re-establishing contacts and building on the original the support base.
Beddoes said he was at the final stages of his planning and budgeting for his campaign which he would be launching shortly. His first round of meetings would cover Vatukola, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Kulukulu, Nadroga, Pacific Harbour, Navua, Vesari, Lami, Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Levuka, Taveuni, Kioa, Rabi, Bua Bay, Kasavu, Savusavu, Wainunu, Bua and Labasa.
Authorized By: Mick Beddoes