18 Aug 2004

Fiji's NFP speaks out against race politics

3:15 pm on 18 August 2004

Fiji's National Federation Party says the way ahead is to forget about race in politics.

The Party, once one of the key parties in the country but with no candidates elected in the past two elections, is planning to rebuild itself ahead of the next poll due in 2006.

At its convention at the weekend, former MP and lawyer Dorsami Naidu took over as President, and promised to devote himself full-time to rebuilding the mostly Indo-Fijian party.

He says it is too small a world to be fighting against each other and the NFP's new policy will be that race, ethnicity is irrelevant.

"You must consider them, no doubt - they play an important part. But in order that we can do the best for the country, for the nation and for the people is that we must work together and share."

Dorsami Naidu