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PM was aware of calls for resignation

November 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he was aware of the Opposition's move to call for his resignation during this week's parliament sitting.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has today revealed that he was aware that the Opposition members will call for his resignation during the parliamentary debate this week.

Bainimarama says this is a ploy by the Opposition to divert attention from the fact they have nothing meaningful to contribute in the House.

Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, Whip Lynda Tabuya and SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula all called for the Prime Minister to resign.

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Bainimarama says this is merely political grand-standing and that the speeches came as no surprise.

“We heard on Sunday that was going to be their tactics, that the leader of the opposition and the whip were going to ask us to resign. When I asked why that was going to be so and they said they have nothing else to contribute – and that was the only way they can contribute is to the president’s speech.”

The Prime Minister is expected to deliver a more detailed response to calls for his resignation when he delivers his right of reply on Friday.

In the mean-time, other FijiFirst MPs have made it clear no one from the government has any intentions to resign from office.

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