2018 General Election: 99-year-old casts vote

Nayaulevu village headman Sakiusa Nagalu assists Peni Tauvoli 84 after casting his vote at the village in Ra Picture: BALJEET SINGH

NINETY-YEAR-OLD Manoa Driu did not let age deter him from voting because he wanted to contribute to the election of a leader to take Fiji forward .

He joined 62 other villagers in Tamusua, Yasawa, who cast their votes during pre polling on the island yesterday.

He said he hoped for a government who would take care of the iTaukei identity.

Yasawa district representative Siona Ratulevu said villagers were eager to vote and they all turned up yesterday.

“All good from Tamusua except for the few name changes that had to be done as they have died,” Mr Ratulevu said.

“Everyone made sure they cast their vote today (yesterday) and it was an important time for us too as citizens because our votes determine leadership.

“Election comes by after four years and this was why we stressed to them the importance of voting for the government they want to lead them.”

The villagers of Tamusua joined 456 villagers from Dalomo, Bukama, Teci and Nabukeru who voted on Monday and Tuesday in the Yasawa Group