NFP did not take shortcuts because we do not believe in short-term gains – Professor Prasad

NFP did not take shortcuts because we do not believe in short-term gains – Professor Prasad

By Mansi Chand
Saturday 19/08/2023
Deputy Prime Minister and NFP party leader, Professor Biman Prasad Photo:NFP

The National Federation Party did not take shortcuts for personal glory because we do not believe in short-term gains.

These were the words of the Deputy Prime Minister and NFP party leader, Professor Biman Prasad during the National Federation Party’s 60th anniversary and party convention at Penang Sangam School in Rakiraki.

Prof. Prasad says they have weathered many storms and survived many political battles after suffering destruction in three general elections from 1999 to 2006.

He says NFP rose from the ashes in 2014 through personalities and leaders who sacrificed their interests and time to ensure that no one could bury the party.

Prof. Prasad says they will build a statue of the founding father Alparti Tataiya in Ra while every stalwart in the next 6 months will be recognised.

He says the tremendous progress that the party has achieved in a short span is causing discomfort to their detractors and they will find fault with everything that they do or everything that happens.

He further says NFP is not only Fiji’s but possibly South Pacific’s oldest political party and they still cherish the vision of their pioneer Legislative Assembly Members, A. D. Patel, S M Koya and James Madhavan who became the first ever members of the Party under the banner of Citizens Federation.

Prof. Prasad adds the coalition government is earnestly working together to make Fiji the land of hope and opportunity.

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