Drau­nidalo Leads HOPE Charge On SODELPA

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Jy­oti Prat­i­bha

The po­lit­i­cal party HOPE is the only op­po­si­tion party to have had the courage to speak out with­out fear against SODELPA.

And, its leader, Tupou Drau­nidalo has led the charge from the front to call out SODELPA and its leader Si­tiveni Rabuka and party mem­bers over their hypocrisy.

She is no stranger to pol­i­tics. She has grown up sur­rounded by the movers and shakers of Fi­jian pol­i­tics and has seen first hand what Mr Rabuka’s coup did to Fiji and Fi­jian fam­i­lies.

Her anger and an­noy­ance with the coup cul­ture in­tro­duced in Fiji by Mr Rabuka is jus­ti­fied. She has seen droves of peo­ple leave Fiji in 1987, seen qual­i­fied Fi­jians flee this coun­try to save their lives and to save the lives of their fam­i­lies. While she has been so out­spo­ken and crit­i­cal of SODELPA, her for­mer party – Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party – need to pick a leaf from her book. NFP’s con­tin­ued dis­in­ter­est in openly crit­i­cis­ing SODELPA has not gone un­no­ticed.

Where Ms Drau­nidalo has called a spade, a spade, her for­mer leader Bi­man Prasad has been skirt­ing around the is­sue while is­su­ing vague and gen­er­alised state­ments meant to al­lay any sug­ges­tions that he still hopes to jump into SODELPA’s bed af­ter the elec­tion of 2018. Mr Prasad needs to learn a thing or two about courage from Ms Drau­nidalo see­ing that the only time his party did well was when she was in it.

Tupou Drau­nidalo's anger and an­noy­ance with the coup cul­ture in­tro­duced in Fiji by SODELPA's Si­tiveni Rabuka is jus­ti­fied.

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