12 Feb 2014

Bainimarama tells young Fiji people 'think carefully' about vote

3:36 pm on 12 February 2014

Fiji's prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has appealed to young people not to vote for politicians of the past.

In a speech to mark the opening of a new school computer centre on the island of Kadavu, he explained his plan to stand for election at the head of a new political movement to be announced at the beginning of next month.

Commodore Bainimarama also appealed to the gathering to think carefully in the coming weeks and months about how they would vote.

He again criticised old politicians going forward for election, saying they were bogged down in the same old politics of sowing suspicion and discord.

He says they want to re-empower the same elites who brought Fiji to its knees in the first place and they are yesterday's men and woman.

Instead the Commodore called on young people to embrace his vision of a new and better Fiji.