12 Sep 2014

NFP leader says Fiji PM is distracting voters

3:29 pm on 12 September 2014

The leader of the National Federation Party says the Fiji Prime Minister comments against intimidation are merely to distract from the real issues.

During the launch of the Grand Fijian the Rear Admiral Bainimarama said the riots and looting of the 2000 coup will not happen on his watch and he will not tolerate a climate of intimidation and fear.

The NFP's Biman Prasad says Mr Bainmarama is staying quiet on real problems and stirring up others.

"Poor economic performance, rising level of poverty, high cost of living, unemployment, deteriorating health services. Mr Bainimarama and his General Secretary are scaring the voters away with abstract issues such as the common name, the secular state, such as security and law and order and this is part of the gimmick."

The leader of the National Federation Party, Biman Prasad.