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Rabuka has eye on 2014 election

July 1, 2013

The coup leader and former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka says he will seek election in 2014 but only if people ask him to.

Rabuka told New Zealand’s current affairs, The Nation, a short time ago if he does stand the outcome is more likely to see him installed as ‘Honorable Rabuka not Prime Minister Rabuka.’

He told the programme he would like to make a comeback in politics if he was asked, saying God does not neccessarily believe in ‘retirement.’

Rabuka is in New Zealand to speak at the 48th Otago University Foreign Policy School debate on ‘Pacific Geopolitics in the 21st Century’.

He told The Nation the sanctions taken by New Zealand mean it will have no right to question or participate in what he described as ‘the restoration’, saying Fiji would be entitled to say at that time: “Where were you when we needed you?”

Editor’s Note: Whispers, too, that journalist and PINA’s training manager, Matai Akauola,  wants to make his political debut next year and intends to stand as an Independent.

Source – Coupfourpointfive; Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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