PAC FALLOUT: ASERI Radrodro fights back as SODELPA's Vakatora accuses him of being JUDAS over Biman Prasad's sacking: 'I was quite furious in the way I was ambushed by Biman in front of media'- Radrodro
Explosive e-mail exchanges blow open the rift following Prasad's sacking as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman:
SODELPA MP and PAC Member, Aseri Radrodro:
"However since this email has finally emerged and the Judas statements by Tomasi [Vakatora] I will be forced to briefly state my facts. I only wish Tomasi has some manhood to ask me this concerns in my face" -
"I will ask you in person or in your face Aseri when I meet you. There is nothing to fear and manhood does not come into it...Can we afford to have Judases amongst us if we seriously want to defeat the Bainimarama Government at the next election?...This is certainly not the end of the matter. Nothing has been cleared. The formal complaint against Aseri Radrodro including documentary evidence like the minutes of the Parliamentary Business Committee where Aiyaz Khaiyum revealed his discussions with Aseri should be investigated and appropriate action should be taken. There should be no attempt at cover-up otherwise SODELPA is just as bad or even worse than Fiji First. We are making allegations against them yet we practice the same set of standards. I have been aware of the allegation since the end of last year but have chosen to remain quiet because a process was supposed to be taking place but up to now nothing has happened. Dr Biman Prasad has now revealed in public what he knows as he is also a member of the Business Committee. This means that I can also talk about. I will ask you in person or in your face Aseri when I meet you. There is nothing to fear and manhood does not come into it." - Tomasi Vakatora
"In fact, I was conversing with an Opposition staff when Laufitu Malani, walked to me and handed me her mobile phone saying that the Opposition Leader wanted to speak to me. I so then spoke to the LOP, and she asked that I join Biman at the press conference that was already underway in the conference room, to lend him my support. I agreed, as the PAC meeting by then had been adjourned.
"I understand that a formal complaint against Aseri Radrodro was lodged towards the end of last year at the time allegations in the so called Gaunavinaka Report was being investigated by the Disciplinary Committee headed by Emitai Boladuadua. The substance of that complaint is the same as what Biman Prasad had revealed in the story in Fiji Village yesterday. Could the President, the Vice-Presidents (who now seem to want to speak to the news media ) or General Secretary tell us why nothing has been done about the complaint? Can we afford to have Judases amongst us if we seriously want to defeat the Bainimarama Government at the next election? Tom [Tomasi Vakatora]