The Folks’s Alliance Occasion chief Sitiveni Rabuka says two major focuses, ought to he turn into prime minister, will probably be to unite the Fijian individuals and consolidate regionalism.
He mentioned this whereas chatting with supporters in Sydney, Australia, final Wednesday.
“We want to are available in and consolidate regionalism, we want to come again and attempt to reinvent the bonding of the nations of the Pacific,” Mr Rabuka mentioned.
“And we’re going to begin at residence by uniting the individuals, in order that there’s no extra concern, no concern of being victimised.
“Proper now you should have heard from your individual relations at residence, some are sitting right here right now, unceremoniously terminated or faraway from positions you so deserved and carried out in simply because the leaders didn’t need you.
“We need to convey again that spirit of unity and concord amongst individuals, amongst ethnic teams, amongst spiritual teams, we can’t have that if we don’t have a wholesome nationwide spirit.”
Mr Rabuka mentioned worldwide relations within the Pacific had taken a flip, and hopefully the change of presidency in Australia and shortly in Fiji “will once more consolidate regionalism within the Pacific”.
He claimed Fiji had additionally performed an element within the lack of regionalism by neglecting certainly one of its flagships — the College of the South Pacific.
“We now have taken petty, political and private variations to have an effect on the nice establishment of studying within the Pacific.
“Simply because the leaders in our nation didn’t like Professor Ahluwalia, we determined to not give grants that had been due from us to the college and it’s inflicting quite a lot of issues in that establishment in addition to within the Pacific.
“We want to change all that.”