The visit to Viseisei, Vuda, by Voreqe Bainimarama and his campaign crew out to collect signatures for his party has angered some villagers for their complete disregard of village protocol while on a stopover. Some villagers openly criticized the entourage for showing no respect to village protocols especially Bainimarama himself.
Bainimarama was spotted wearing shorts and sandals in the village green on his way to the Chiefly bure of Vunisei. A villager who wished to remain anonymous said that never in the history of their existence has a Government leader show complete disrespect to village protocol walking around the village with shorts, let alone entering the chiefly residence with the kind of dress he was wearing.
"Even tourists that visit our village know what to wear when they come on village tours", she said. She was so furious that she labelled Bainimarama as a "Kaisi" walking around the village with his sandals and shorts. "Luve ni kaisi, luvata nomu i vava ni o taubale e noqu darata", she said with anger. How dare he comes into my village with his circus team disregarding Village protocols.?
His Fiji First campaign bus, taxi and other vehicles all drove into the village green and parked infront of the church.
Bainimarama walked into the Chiefly House and sat during the welcome ceremony with his shorts and he was seen later leaving the bure with the sandals in his hands. Some members of his campaign team were also seen to be wearing long pants and shorts, breaching the village's dress code during their short stay. Source: Kacivaka Na Dina.
"Luve ni kaisi, luvata nomu i vava ni o taubale e noqu darata." Viseisei villagers angry with Bainimarama roaming in their village in shorts and sandals as guest of lackey Ratu Tevita Momoedonu collecting signatures