Bainimarama set election dates under pressure

Bloggers, when you have a Member of the NCBBF start making excuses on behalf of the interim PM, you are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel. How pathetic can you get? No one including Vore himself has ever used this excuse before.
Eveli Nailatikau soon after Vore’s undertaking in Tonga also gave the same date in a Meeting of Foreign Ministers and was adamant the date had already been set in stone. However, it was Chodo back in Fiji who was telling the farmers in Labasa at the same time, that no elections was going ahead in March 2009 and they did not need to fear. Vore was asked to discipline Chodo because of his insubordination, but no action was taken.
Well, it’s now clear that Chodo was right all along, but it raises the suspicion that maybe Chodo knew something both Vore and Nailatikau did not know?
So in a nutshell, Vore couldn’t take the pressure and ‘plucked March 2009 out of thin air’. No wonder he’s pulled out of Talks because he simply cannot take the pressure.
SV only hopes Vore plucked it out from thin air and no where else.
Friday, June 27, 2008

 

Taken from / By: Google

A member of the National Council for Building a Better Fiji says interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama set March 2009 as a date for general elections under pressure from Forum island leaders.

Fiji GIRMIT Council representative on the NCBBF Dijendra Singh has made the revelation in an interview with Radio Fiji News.

Singh says the people of Fiji need to know why Bainimarama indicated to Forum leaders that elections would be held in March next year.

“Whether the election is held on March or May does it matter? As well as it is done properly-but they not trying to analyses why the PM said March because he was forced to say March-everybody insisting to give a date-so he gave a date-but whoever insisting must also know that they should allow the independence of the Fiji Electoral Commission-and Fiji Electoral Commission is the right body to consider and carry out the elections.”

Singh has come out with the comments following Fiji’s decision this week to pull out of the Forum-Fiji Joint Working Group established last year to monitor Fiji’s return to democracy.

The interim government is yet to clarify how this development will affect the election timetable Fiji was going to submit to the Forum joint working group and the European Union.

Singh has pointed out that setting election dates should not be the prerogative of a Prime Minister but the Electoral Commission because it is an independent body.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

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22 Responses to “Bainimarama set election dates under pressure”

  1. Mark Manning Says:

    Frank and hi son Chaudhry , never had intentions to go to elections in March 2009 nor at any other time probably !

  2. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    I agree with SV MM and hope Vore only ‘plucked it out of thin air’ and not anywhere else, otherwise we are in deep %&###.

  3. Mark Manning Says:

    The day of reckoning is upon you , Frank and family !

  4. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Hear, Hear MM.

  5. Tim Says:

    And in that case, doesn’t it pose questions about Frank’s leadership? I thought he was such a tough guy after all! Pressure?
    He was pressured by the Forum? But he’s a ‘military strongman’. Except we all know he’s a coward

  6. blogtracker Says:

    He said Fijis interim Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, had told the Working Group last week the Peoples Charter had to be complete, and electoral reforms put in place ahead of a poll.

    Mr Eafeare said the interim regime also indicated how it might have the changes put in place.

    “One of which was to recall Parliament. The other was to, by decree, make amendments through promulgation, and the third one was to convert the National Council for Building a Better Fiji into a Constituency Assembly that would then adopt resolutions which would go directly to the President,” he said.

  7. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    In one of my previous posts, I had said:

    ‘I agree with SV MM and hope Vore only ‘plucked it out of thin air’ and not anywhere else, otherwise we are in deep %&###.

    Now, where did you think Vore plucked the year 2010?

    Your guess is as good as mine.

    Read this article from Reuters to refresh your memory.

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    Fiji elections to be held in 2010 – Bainimarama
    11:10AM Wednesday February 21, 2007

    Commander Frank Bainimarama

    Fiji coups
    Forum urges Fiji to reopen poll talks
    NZ disappointed by Fiji stance

    SUVA – New elections will be held in politically unstable Fiji in 2010, the military commander who led the South Pacific nation’s fourth coup in 20 years said today.

    Commander Frank Bainimarama toppled elected Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase in a bloodless coup on Dec. 5, claiming Qarase’s largely indigenous government was corrupt and too soft on those responsible for the previous coup in 2000.

    Bainimarama said he had laid out a “road map” to democracy which included plans for a constitutional review, a census of Fiji’s 900,000 people and an examination of electoral boundaries in the next two years.

    “Under this roadmap, Fiji will be ready for a general election and a full restoration of parliamentary democracy in 2010,” he said in a statement.

    Bainimarama had previously said his takeover would not be permanent but it was the first time he had given a timetable for elections.

    He said a mini-budget would be announced on March 2.

    “The precarious state of the nation’s finances will be improved,” Bainimarama later told reporters in the capital, Suva.

    “We will expand the economy in order to create more jobs for our people and provide them with better incomes and opportunities,” he said.

    Bainimarama took over executive authority from President Ratu Josefa Iloilo in the days after his coup, dissolving parliament, declaring a state of emergency and installing a military doctor with no political experience as caretaker prime minister.

    The military strongman then reinstated the aging and ailing Iloilo as president and named himself interim prime minister.

    Bainimarama’s coup drew international condemnation, with Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the United States imposing economic, diplomatic and defence sanctions.

    In Washington, State Department spokesman Tom Casey repeated the US demand that democracy be restored immediately. “Not a year from now or two years from now or three years from now, but now,” he told reporters.

    A former British colony, Fiji had its Commonwealth membership suspended in protest at the coup, just as it did after two similar upheavals in 1987 and again in 2000.

    Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer repeated his call for Bainimarama to step down.

    “I think the idea of a military commander continuing to control the country is inappropriate,” Downer said.

    “I think to have a civilian prime minister and a roadmap back to democracy is the right approach for Fiji, but we’ll just have to wait and see,” he told reporters in Adelaide before Bainimarama’s election announcement.

    – REUTERS

  8. natewaprince Says:

    Oh well,there goes $350 million the EU had promised to the sugar industry on the condition elections were held in March 2009. And no wonder the snake is making drastic cuts here and there to consolidate Fiji’s financial position.

  9. natewaprince Says:

    A source within the Min of Foreign Affairs has revealed that Ah Koy gave the pig an ultimatum,”EITHER LEWENI LEAVES OR I LEAVE!!!!!”

    The reason?? The deep throated bugler was plain incompetant,he did’nt know the job or he couldn’t handled it.Lewenski had earlier said that he was recalled to take up his present position.BULLSHIT!!,HE WAS FORCED TO LEAVE.

    And the only victim in this whole sorry saga was Eliki Bomani,who had to make way for the bugler.And then they appoint another goon to replace him in China.

    Sa sega ga ni rawa,i nakoro sara boci.

  10. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Have a gander at this ‘gem’ of a letter from a chaudopu$$ supporter in the FijiTimes today.

    “I AM a strong supporter of the Fiji Labour Party and its leader in particular.

    I have written many letters to this column supporting Mahendra Chaudhry. However, this time I have been baffled by the actions of Rajendra Chaudhry.

    My message to Rajen is: You are just a very junior lawyer and you do not have the mandate of the people.

    I also feel that people are just taking advantage of you, particularly the media, to downgrade the interim administration and poison the ears of people who have a high respect for your father.

    Unlike those who are just vocal to this government but have nothing to offer, I urge you to remain silent on any political issues at the moment.”

    There are 2 very powerful messages in there.

    1. “chaudopu$$ junior doesn’t have a mandate from the people”; does this foolish letter writer assume that chaudopu$$ senior has a mandate from the people?

    2. His last sentence exhorts everyone who disagrees with chaudopu$$’ inept junta to politely shut up and let them complete the ruin of a once wonderful country.

    The jaundiced junta is getting desperate when they start writing such dribble to the papers.

  11. Jose Says:

    SV, can you please instead of posting the pig’s face in our blog site can you just have a picture of a beautiful pig instead? The animal one. I find his picture offensive to look at.

  12. Anne Says:

    Here is the plan: Delay elections with 100 excuses. In the meantime devise a plan how Chodo Frank and the rest of the junta can come back legally. This can be done through a combination of exclusions of SDL in the peoples charter, simple vote rigging, introduction of dual citizenship and non-resident voting rights, divisions of the Fijian polpulation (Lau is a good example) and the use of election observers from China, Venezuela and Zanu PF.
    God bless Fiji

  13. Tuks Says:

    Nah, Nah!!! I beg to differ strongly folks!!.. the Election date for 2009 was set with the Forum Leaders using the normal accepted time frame and based on our previous experiences with International and Regional Leaders specialist input and focussing on Restoring the country back to Parliamentary Democracy. Take for example the speed at which the Interim Government under Qarase returned our Nation to Parliamentary democracy with the similar support of the Forum and International leaders in 2000-2001. The alleged revelation by Dijendra Singh is nothing but a misinformation attempt and very much a piece of Bulls to hoodwink us all into their fold to secure public sympathy for their position. It is well positioned propaganda deliberately targeted as part of their goal to shift attention away from the truth. MM hit the nail on the head with his above comment. The only pressure that Voreqe and his clowns have is the fear of facing the wrath of the Rule of Law and Life imprisonment.Unlike the 2000-2001, this current Interim Regime do not have the same commitment to returning Fiji to Parliamentary democracy. NONE AT ALL!.That is the truth. Lets not propagate this lie by Dijendra Singh. In fact it should never deserve a space in this column. Its a pity it has already.They are meant to outwit us all to accepting and seeing things the way they do. Do not be fooled folks. Lets create and make our own waves. Be careful SV from riding their waves. They are meant to destroy us. Keep blogging Ragone!!!.

  14. Mark Manning Says:

    This , as you all know , is my comment on the Fiji Times Online have your say section , from September 2007 , before a lot of the poo started with the IG and Frankenstien .
    Please note the 2 replies . I’ve reposted it again , as it seems relevant to the above posting here .
    ————————– Subject: response to my comment today !

    Mark Manning of Sydney,Australia (38 minutes ago)

    It matters not what anyone thinks , this regime decided years ago just exactly what it had in mind and how it would achieve it’s goals . Anyone who believes otherwise , is deluding themselves ! The processes this regime have put into place , are merely a smokescreen to hide their real intent . And one can only assume that that is total dominance over all facets of Fijian society . Hasn’t anyone in Fiji understood yet , that Fiji is being sold out to the Asians from under your feet , by your own countrymen ?
    —————————–
    Indian of India (29 minutes ago)

    To Mar Manning of Sydney Australia-#34

    These silly Fijians do not know- ha!ha!ha!ha!ha! We are controlling their Military now. We will do it slowly until we destroy all the Fijian Institutions and the their land rights. The silly Fijians including the selfish Ganilau and Bai do not know and do not bother. GENOCIDE is the MISSION. It can achieved politically.
    ————————-
    GO INDIA GO.

    Crash Stock Exchange of United States (14 minutes ago)

    To India and Manning

    hahahaha…yeah lets start with crashing the South Pacific Exchange dominated by India and the banks! Maybe the Fijians can start thinking about the 6 billion deal now…hehehehe Take your pick!
    Fijians are lousy merchants anyway because their eyes have always been to big for their stomach(traditionally) thus the need to have a corporate body(GCC new look) to curb the crooks that take advantage of the Natadola projects etc. I say Code of conduct is necessary because no chief should be above the law neither are accountants!

  15. Mark Manning Says:

    I said yesterday in response to one of the posts here , that anyone can save money in a budget by sacking the public servants and not providing services , but managing the economy is another matter entirely !
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=93473

  16. Peace Pipe Says:

    Jose I was about to say the same thing about the pig picture. Everytime I see his face it makes me wanna puke in disgust.

    If he was pinochio his nose would be as long as a horses dildo with all the lies he has been spouting.

    So who is this Dijendra Singh to say that the pig was pressured into giving the deadline for elections. I would have thought that if anyone it should have come directly from the horses rear oops sorry mouth opps sorry again its the pig not horse. This sorry saga is geting all my wires crossed.

    The whole brigade in the NCBBF is now singing the tune of no election in March 2009 until charter and electoral reforms are in place. This is a new phase of their cunning plan to deviate from the course and divert our attention away from the original declared intentions.

    We the ig opponents must make our own plans to bring these people down now since it makes no sense waiting anymore as March 2009 is out of the question.

    I am just curious though as to whose real decision is the deferment of the March election. Was is the pig or the snake? Curious since the pig was all along saying there will be elections from earlier on and simultaneously the snake was saying no election till blah blah blah blah. I feel the snake is the invisible driver all along. He needs to make hay while he can as it will be his last ever chance to do so and he probably convinced the pig likewise. So as the time approaches for elections they start to create diversions to prolong their hold onto power much to the disdain of most of us who are the hostages and victims in this protracted crisis.

    So let us do something of our own to force these self centered idiots into fulfilling their pledge. After all their claims are all bullshit all along.

    One powerful weapon which we could use effectively without any direct repercussion to our personal safety and identity would be an economical one. Whilst th pressure is being applied from outside with all these sanctions and witholding of aid we could apply economcal pressure from within. It is a well known fact that business is generally down by up to 40%. When business is down so does the tax income for the govt. If we could down it further the govt would receive even less and they will be really pressed from all sectors to give in or else anarchy will reign. They will be deemed to have failed in their promise to recover the economy.

  17. solivakasama Says:

    Sorry Jose, Peace Pipe and Bloggers about the Pig’s face being pasted. We fully understand how hard it is to look at him without wanting to give him the ‘physical side of the gospel’.

    We are thankful (touch wood) no one to date has suffered PTSD or nightmares from viewing his face in these articles. Love his smirks! Nice Bola!

    On the other hand, it would be unfair, unprofessional and disrespectful of us to use pictures of the honourable ‘pigs’ at Koronivia before getting their consent and obtaining the RSPCA’s approval.

    Our lawyers have advised us that the honourable ‘pigs’ at Koronivia have totally rejected all their offers, despite our large undisclosed sum of monies offered as ‘goodwill.’

    We are instructed, they have very strong ethical standards and are quite disgusted that ‘Vore claims to be one of them’!

    They categorically deny Vore is one of their ‘authorised off-spring’, although they had to ‘admit under pressure’ the likelihood of Vore being an off-spring of renegade pig ‘gusu kabasu’ aka ‘gusu bona’, who incidentally was admitted to St. Giles after seeing Vore on TV!!!!

    Therefore upon legal advise, we will continue to paste his face with certain articles (not all articles as we will cut it to the bear minimum – Doctor’s orders), so we are constantly reminded of what Vore has done to Fiji and how he will be held accountable for his actions.

    Hope this helps bloggers. Oink Oink!!

  18. natewaprince Says:

    Kutu,va cava mo va’yagataka na i taba ko a dau tabaka tu ena nomu blog site kadua.The one of your home on the pigs appendage.

    Ya sa qai ‘nice bola ‘sara.

  19. Dauvavana Says:

    NP nai taba ya kaya o Teleni ni ratou sa investigate taka tiko na DNA traces e kunea kina na nona boy naba dua o Inspector Ali.

    Ratou suspect taka ni kune kina nomu lips print and traces of siliva.

    Regu butako jiko vei iko bahahahahha

  20. natewaprince Says:

    On Adi Koila????,yeah that’s probably true.Hope Eveli doesn’t find out though.

  21. Adi Kaila Says:

    YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK!!!!!!

    Mai lusi noqu lip gloss~

  22. Adi Kaila Says:

    oops there was an o there not a – misfire va’lailai

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