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There Can Be Only One


There Can Be Only One …


Annette Sykes, President of MANA

Tuesday 6th November 2012


“Last night’s Native Affairs poll confirms what most people think anyway” said MANA President Annette Sykes.

“That Hone Harawira is the only politician fighting for Maori rights”.

“Hone was a little shy about the results (Harawira got 32%, Sharples 16%, Turia 12% and Turei 9%) but it was a clear-cut victory for him and for MANA” said Sykes. “Hone first, daylight second”.

“Te Ururoa Flavell’s claim that Hone’s result was less than his, Turia’s and Sharples combined, was an extraordinary admission of how far the Maori Party has fallen” said Ms Sykes. “Turia and Sharples are Ministers of the Crown with millions of dollars to give away. Their showing was very poor and Te Ururoa didn’t even figure”.

“The Maori Party is clearly in crisis – in coalition with a party that has driven the greatest collapse in social statistics for Maori for the past 20 years and now expressing uncertainty about who they are and who they represent. This latest poll confirms just how badly the Maori Party is doing in the eyes of its own people”.

“Hone’s actions, his statements, his strengths and more importantly his integrity are out there for all to see. Clearly what he is doing, and what MANA is doing, is resonating powerfully in the hearts and minds of Maori people”.

ENDS

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