FijiFirst candidate reveals traumatic experience
October 25, 2018 6:56 pm
FijiFirst candidate Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says the political crisis of 1987 and 2000 is something he never wants to see repeated.
This is one of his major reasons for joining the FijiFirst party to contest the 2018 General Election.
Dr Waqainabete says he has seen the traumatic experience and negative impacts the country has faced during this political upheavals.
First as a student at Natabua high school during the 1987 coup and while being a young doctor during the 2000 mutiny.
” One thing I realized is that I cannot allow my children to go through the chaos that I’ve been through and if I can’t allow my children to go through the chaos the only way that I can be able to move forward is to put my hand up and say I stand with Voreqe Bainimarama.”
Dr Waqainabete says having worked in the medical sector as a surgeon for more than two decades, has helped him choose the party to stand for come November 14.
“Being a doctor in the hospital you can’t choose who you look after. Whoever comes through the door you have to look after them? Whether they’re rich or poor whether they’re strong or weak, whether they’re young or old you have to look after them. And one thing about FijiFirst is it never leaves anybody behind.”
Dr Waqainabete adds he believes in the FijiFirst principles as it wants to economically empower every Fijian in order to grow as a modern state.