26 Sep 2018

Fiji's NFP stresses no coalition ahead of election

1:07 pm on 26 September 2018

Fiji's National Federation Party says it's not planning to fight the upcoming election in coalition with any other party.

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Biman Prasad Photo: RNZI/Alex Perrottet

The NFP, as it's known, said media reports that it's in coalition with SODELPA were misleading.

The party sits on the opposition benches with the SODELPA party at present, together holding just under a third of seats in Fiji's parliament.

The party's leader Biman Prasad said the party's fighting on its own just as it did in 2014.

"We want to warn our detractors as well as the media: Please refrain from twisting our official position to suit the personal or political agenda of individuals and parties. Elections should be purely about a battle of ideas and that is what we are precisely doing," Professor Prasad said in a statement.

"We will not take lying down any attempt to tarnish our image and credibility".

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