28 Aug 2009

Fiji regime supporters question Qarase and Chaudhry's motives

11:16 am on 28 August 2009

A party which supports the interim government in Fiji is questioning the motives of political leaders who have offered to work with Commodore Frank Bainimarama towards holding elections.

The comments follow reports that the ousted prime minister, Laisenia Qarase has written a letter with Fiji's opposition Labour party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry outlining a case for elections to be held as early as next year.

A spokesperson for the Conservative Alliance Matanitu Vanua, Ropate Sivo is asking if people can believe Mr Qarase and Mr Chaudhry can work together when there is bad blood between them.

He says Mr Qarase is an opportunist who wants to be Prime Minister for his own personal interest.

Ropate Sivo says his party supports the interim Prime Minister's roadmap to build a sustainable and accountable democratic system by 2014.

He says the party also wants reform of the Fijian Affairs Act so ordinary indigenous people can chase their personal dreams rather than be servants to the chiefs.