26 Apr 2006

Fiji National Alliance Party takes election campaign to the streets of Suva

9:58 am on 26 April 2006

Fiji witnessed a general election campaign with a difference yesterday when members of the National Alliance Party walked through the streets of Suva dressed in orange.

Reminiscent of the recent Orange revolution in Ukraine, they dubbed it the "Orange Walk for Change."

They entered shops and offices to greet people and spoke to those in the streets while distributing copies of their manifesto.

The National Alliance members were led by the party leader, Ratu Epeli Ganilau, who was accompanied by his wife Adi Ateca, who is the eldest daughter of the former president, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.

Ratu Epeli told Fiji TV it was great to mingle and interact with the people and it was the best way for people to meet their candidates.

Many people said Ratu Epeli was the first high profile leader to mingle with ordinary people in the streets in this way.