11 Aug 2014

FijiFirst clean sweep imperative says Fiji PM

11:06 am on 11 August 2014

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama says he cannot afford not to win the full fifty seats on offer in Fiji's new-look parliament.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama says he does not want even one seat to be taken by another political party.

Government buildings, Suva

Government buildings, Suva Photo: RNZ / Sally Round

The Fiji leader was speaking on Radio Tarana during his visit to Auckland at the weekend to drum up support for his FijiFirst party ahead of next month's polls.

"I can't afford to be sitting in parliament talking about development in Fiji and there's a group of people talking about secular state and bringing back the Great Council of Chiefs. We really can't afford that."

Frank Bainimarama will leave New Zealand this afternoon after a whirlwind campaign trip.

He will campaign in Australia later this month.