Bloggers, he goes $2 Jo again. Remember one time he said that if the Chiefs do not send in their delegates, then they will go for Plan B, but now he changes his tune again and says there is no Plan B. He admits that the Council and I think he means Task Force can make changes if the Chiefs do not send in their delegates.
Word on the grapevine is that Vore will select ‘his chiefs’ from Provinces which refuse to send in delegates, which if true will only further divide Fijians, making way for the Indians during elections under the new electoral system being proposed.
$2 Jo shows utter disrespect for the late Tui Levuka and Tui Nawaka who have not had their ‘bogi draus’ yet as their respective vanuas are still in mourning, yet he is already telling their people the need to install their substitutes.
It just shows his inferior attitude because he himself is not an installed chief but a wannabe one. He was resoundingly defeated in the vote for Chairmanship of his own Provincial Council, so he is nothing where he came from and being involved in this Task Force and NCBBF are the only means of income.
In many places, installation takes several years eventhough you will have an incumbent recognised as the new leader, so the vanua does not come to a stand still and business continues as usual. Yet,you have $2 Jo urging chiefs to be installed within the time-frame set by the IG, so they could qualify for the new GCC!
SV says it is pathetic, but is appalled to find ‘small chiefs’ trying to get themselves installed in time, like no qare, Filimoni Ralogaivau of Bua, whose own son discredited him and his sisters accused him to the NLC of forcing them to approve of his candidature.
SV poses this thought to you bloggers, if chiefs were to be diametrically opposed to or went against the wishes of the majority of their people on important issues, like this new GCC or People’s Charter, should they be allowed to continue on as a right as chiefs or should their abdicate their position to another or Tokatoka Member who will heed to the wishes of their people?
25 JUN 2008
GCC taskforce maintains initial plan