‘We will work alone’

Former Prime Minister and new People's Alliance Party founder and leader Sitiveni Rabuka. Picture: RAMA

The People’s Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka says they have no plans to join other political parties in contesting the next general elections.

“We will work alone,” the former prime minister said.

He said candidates from other political parties could join them, but they are to adhere to the party policies.

“To my supporters, keep the faith, we are in times of change, we have a new military commander and President, they are going to see the transition and we are hopeful everything will run smoothly and that people are going to cooperate,” Mr Rabuka said.

He said some politicians who refused to join him in the 2018 general elections because of his coup record wanted to take him on board after he resigned as party leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party in December last year.

“If people are still worried about my past then they should not be asking me to join them,” Mr Rabuka said.

“It is better for me to ask them to join me and they have the option to keep remembering my past and not come to join.

“But it would be hypocritical if they were to say that about my past and expect me to come and join them in their party.”

He said the People’s Alliance would work alone and that any political party wishing to join him should work according to party policies.

“The party will contest the next general elections as The People’s Alliance Party.

“Other parties that are willing to join are free to come work with us or other candidates from other political parties can apply through our system.”

He said plans were underway to launch the party in other branches. He urged supporters to amend their voter ID cards.

“To my supporters, keep the faith, we are in times of change, we have a new military commander and President, they are going to see the transition and we are hopeful everything will run smoothly and that people are going to cooperate.”

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