For what next: "FatherXmas@gmail.com": FijiFirstParty general secretary Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum planning coup at Xmas against party leader Frank Bainimarama. Money collected by Bainimarama overseas stolen by him; he is planning to also steal money in October after the 'Bula Dinner Ball Cruise in Sydney'". Just imagine if every party starts following "Gaunavinaka" precedent?
Sodelpa could grant "Gaunavinaka" anonymity
after establishing his or her true identity; financial claims in 'Gaunavinaka Report' - firstname.lastname@example.org - already in doubt!
In response to a request by Ratu Naiqama seeking a direct symposium with him, Bainimarama said there will be no such symposium, gathering or meeting with him (Ratu Naiqama).
“I am astonished that with SODELPA tearing itself apart, its President, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, a suspended member of Parliament would get so desperate to create a diversion by wanting to hold a symposium with me,” Bainimarama stated.
“Instead of this cheap publicity stunt, Ratu Naiqama who is desperate to make himself relevant to the Fijian political landscape, would do well on his return from Australia to hold a symposium on the crisis within the opposition partly caused by the power struggle between him and the Opposition leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa.
“Even SODELPA’s supporters are perplexed by this internal conflict within the party, which is robbing Fiji of an effective opposition as SODELPA members scrap among themselves.”
“There is an old political saying – that a party that cannot govern itself cannot govern the country. And every Fijian must now be offering thanks for the fact that SODELPA lost the last election because it clearly cannot govern itself. The hunger for power by desperate individuals within that party is making SODELPA, its policies, its leadership and the party itself irrelevant for a modern and vibrant Fiji.”
Bainimarama said the majority of the Fijian people, in particular youth and the young want to live in a stable and economically prosperous country.
“People like Ratu Naiqama, with their old politics of fear and fear mongering, cannot provide this. Equally, their claim that the iTaukei and their land, religion, culture and identity are under threat is not true. On the contrary, the position of the iTaukei has never been stronger. For anyone to claim otherwise is a lie and the Fijian people should take no notice of liars.”
“I want to make a couple of things clear. The security of the state and the stability of our nation is my responsibility as the country’s elected leader, not Ratu Naiqama’s. The Fijian people gave me that mandate almost a year ago and they expect me to uphold their trust. And I give the nation my solemn undertaking that I will.
“People like Ratu Naiqama are out of their depth when they comment on law, order and stability. Indeed, the fact that he is asking me to ‘release’ people who have been charged and are before the courts shows that he does not even have the basic understanding that the Judiciary is independent of the Executive.
“People like him have always used the implicit threat of instability or taken advantage of it to make themselves relevant and gain political power.”
Bainimarama said the current security operation led by the police with the assistance of the RFMF is to protect our new democracy from certain forces who do not accept the will of the Fijian people as expressed at the election.
“They must not be allowed to succeed in their attempts to challenge our democracy and enforce their own will on the nation. I also want it known that if we find any politician, businessman or any other person aiding and abetting anyone that wants to create instability, they will also face the full brunt of the law,” he said.
“I and my Government will uphold the integrity of our democracy rather than give comfort to those who intend to thwart the will of the people, create instability and damage our economy.
“Our Constitution addresses all these age old problems and gives us, including the iTaukei, the ability to focus on development, improve our living standards and have more prosperity in our beloved Fiji.” Source: FijiTV One.
Fijileaks: If we are to accept Bainimarama's portrayal of Ratu Naiqama as 'someone desperate to make himself relevant to Fiji's new political landscape', then Gaunavinaka's claims that the "Kepa camp" (if it really exists) wanted to keep Sodelpa presidency out of Naiqama's reach takes a new twist, casting dent on Mosese Bulitavu's crusade to oust Ro Kepa as leader! Clearly, Bainimarama holds Ratu Naiqama in very low esteem!