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NFP defends Tikoduadua’s comment against PM

August 9, 2019 5:38 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, NFP President and MP, Pio Tikoduadua and NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad

The National Federation Party claims comments made by its President Pio Tikoduadua against Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was not personal but against the FijiFirst government.

Tikoduadua this morning launched a scathing attack on Bainimarama, saying the PM should not be talking on violence against women.

“Honorable Prime Minister should be the last person talking about violence against women in this house. He should know what is happening in your own house and it is hypocritical for this matter. We deplore this act.”

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NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad says Tikoduadua’s utterance in Parliament was not to do with any one person.

“As far as I am concerned, he meant the Government side when he said that the Prime Minister should look at his own home, he meant, he pointed to the Government side and he meant the Government. That was my understanding of what Honorable Pio Tikoduadua said in Parliament.”

Tikoduadua, who has also claimed that he was assaulted by the PM, says he was also sworn at and manhandled, a claim denied by Bainimarama.

He says this was done in the presence of fellow NFP MP, Lenora Qereqeretabua.

Tikoduadua has reported the matter at Totogo Police Station this afternoon.

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