FERENIKI Vukasau left his farmhouse within the inside of Ba at 4am Wednesday and travelled on horseback for 3 hours to solid his vote throughout pre-polling for the 2022 Common Election at Nasivikoso Village.
The 61-year-old was one of many first within the village to vote and mentioned he did so with delight.
The farmer mentioned voting was the one manner of displaying his appreciation to nationwide leaders for taking care of the plight of bizarre Fijians.
Mr Vukasau mentioned he hoped his vote would make sure the excessive price of transportation — a problem that continued to have an effect on his group — might be addressed. He mentioned farmers like him paid greater than $80 a strategy to journey to Nadi to promote produce on the market.
“For me personally, it is very important vote and I’ve been doing so all these years as a result of I imagine it’s my obligation,” Mr Vukasau mentioned.
“I’ve been a farmer all my life and although I stay within the inside, I at all times hold myself up to date with what is going on within the nation by listening to the information by way of my small transistor radio.
“What higher strategy to respect the federal government than to vote and I’m glad that I’m able to accomplish that once more this 12 months.”