Split ad­vo­cacy group

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Save­naca Vakali­waliwa, Canada

From an iTaukei per­spec­tive, ir­re­spec­tive of our po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences, what hap­pened to the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion and Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi in Los An­ge­les is un­ac­cept­able. Even though Hon­ourable Niko Nawaikula has ac­cepted to take the blame as sec­ond in com­mand of the ad­vo­cacy group re­spon­si­ble, no high rank­ing iTaukei chief should be treated like this.

It just paints a bad pic­ture on us iTaukei Fi­jians, known to be friendly, lov­ing, hos­pitable, re­spect­ful and would go the sec­ond mile for one who is in need. On a se­ri­ous note, we have heard that SODELPA in­tends to win the next Gen­eral Elec­tion and it would be good to know what they will achieve through this split ad­vo­cacy groups in the United States.

We are told that the Fiji Na­tive Tribal Congress (FNTC) and the Fiji In­dige­nous Peo­ple’s Foun­da­tion (FIPF) are fight­ing on two dif­fer­ent fronts for the same cause at the United Na­tions agen­cies and fo­rums. Would the above move to re­solve all the is­sues they are pre­sent­ing and if re­solved, would it be grounds to al­ter the will of the peo­ple in Fiji and change what is al­ready ac­cepted by the ma­jor­ity in the Fiji Con­sti­tu­tion? SODELPA has al­ready tried bring­ing up the GCC is­sue in Par­lia­ment, so why can’t they present in Par­lia­ment all the is­sues they want the United Na­tions to re­solve? We all know what hap­pens when a house is di­vided.

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