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Campaign on facts and policies: Biman Prasad

October 2, 2018 7:53 pm

National Federation Party Leader Biman Prasad has called on the seven political parties contesting the general election to campaign on facts and policies.

He was directing this to Fiji First Leader Voreqe Bainimarama following his comment on Monday advising Fijians to vote for the right party as the country cannot afford to go back to 2000.

Prasad says claims his FijiFirst party counterpart was already going on a campaign of fear mongering.

" I can see that the Prime Minister is already going on a campaign of fear mongering and he should stop that. The Prime Minister is being reported saying that people should vote for the right party to avoid 2000, what does he mean by that? This is a question I want to put to him."

However, Bainimarama says he doesn’t want to waste his time responding to allegations and claims made by other parties or party leaders.

Additionally, the NFP leader made allegations that the Police gave weak excuses to the Fiji Trades Union Congress for declining two permit applications to march and have a rally earlier this year.

He adds the Police also didn’t bother to give a reason as to why they declined the third permit application last weekend.

In response, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says the Force will not be drawn into political grandstanding by the NFP Leader.

He says they will only discuss this with permit applicants and not anyone else including politicians.