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Political Party leaders call for love and unity this Christmas

December 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called on Fijians to strive to love each other in the same manner that Christ loves us all.

In his Christmas message, Bainimarama urged Fijians to demonstrate their love with action by giving time and charity to spread love to those who need it most, especially those who are most vulnerable in our society.

He also wished a Merry Christmas to Fijian troops who are returning home from their tour of duty in Lebanon and the Golan Heights to spend the holiday with their loved ones.

And to those spending Christmas away from home in the service of their nation, as volunteers, police or as UN Peacekeepers, Bainimarama offered his greatest gratitude for their sacrifice.

On the same note SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says Fijians must stand united and focus on the national interests for collective good and the future generation, rather than our own individual or group interests.

In his Christmas message, Rabuka says Fijians must all be committed in building unity among our different communities.

Rabuka says we must continue to be thankful to those in our society who bring love and happiness in our daily lives and look for ways of spreading that love to others wherever and whenever we can.

He says it is time to unite and forgive each other in the spirit of Christmas as we move into 2019 and beyond.

Meanwhile National Federation Party leader, Professor Biman Prasad says Christmas is a time for reconciliation, a time not only for families and friends to come together but also for differences to be for gotten.

Professor Prasad says it is also time to think and care about the less fortunate.

He says this is the essence of Christmas.

He says in a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country like Fiji, genuine unity and togetherness is vitally important for lasting social, economic and political advancement.