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PM labels Opposition walkout disrespectful

August 31, 2018 1:01 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has labelled the Opposition SODELPA MPs walkout at the special Parliament sitting for the appointment of the President, disrespectful.

Speaking to FBC News outside of Parliament, Bainimarama says the SODELPA MPs seem to have made a habit out of staging a walkout whenever they’re unsatisfied with proceedings.

“To tell you the truth, we couldn’t figure out why they walked out but I think it was very disrespectful of them. I don’t know what their voters are going to say, they keep walking out of Parliament every, looks like every Parliament sitting, they’ll be walking out so they spring a surprise on us this morning.”

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On the reappointment of President Major General Retired Jioji Konusi Konrote for a second term, the PM says he’s elated and that it’s a testament to the Head of State’s character.

“A wonderful day today, a wonderful Friday, well it doesn’t take long to appoint such a wonderful and excellent person like Major General Konrote.”

President Major General (Retrd) Jioji Konusi Konrote has being reappointed for a term of three years, first taking up the post in 2015.

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