I will stand in 2018 Elec­tion: Tabuya

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Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) pres­i­dent Lynda Tabuya says she will stand in the 2018 Gen­eral Elec­tion. Ms Tabuya called on PDP mem­bers and sup­port­ers to back the party.

She con­tested the 2014 gen­eral elec­tion but the PDP did not win a seat. She re­vealed that they wished to en­gage with more youths and mi­nor­ity groups.

“I just would like to say thank all the youths of Fiji who are step­ping for­ward more and to be en­gaged and we would like to see the LGBTQ com­mu­nity, peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, artists, and all those that are in the cre­ative space,” she said. “Come along and also par­tic­i­pate as we would love to have you.” Ms Tabuya is call­ing on PDP mem­bers and sup­port­ers to at­tend the na­tional con­ven­tion on Septem­ber 24 where they will elect their lead­ers for the gen­eral elec­tion.

“We are the only party that elects our lead­ers through the gen­eral mem­ber­ship and we do not ap­point our lead­ers which is in our con­sti­tu­tion,” she said.

“If you would like to see change, please come along. Send one of your can­di­dates to our party. Fight for your rights in Par­lia­ment.” Ms Tabuya said they would also like to see an in­creased par­tic­i­pa­tion of women and youths in Par­lia­ment.

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party pres­i­dent Lynda Tabuya dur­ing the Women’s Par­lia­ment Fiji 2016 at Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day.

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