political party has likened recent actions by interim prime minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama to those of a dictator and tyrant.
National Federation Party president Raman Pratap Singh said a recent comment by the military commander and 2006 coup front man that the proposed political forum will not be held if the draft People’s Charter is not accepted by the political parties spoke volumes about his character and credibility.”And in doing so, he is making not only himself but the nation a laughing stock in the international community,” said Mr Singh.
“It shows Commodore Bainimarama never was sincere about his commitment to the European Union and the Pacific Islands Forum leaders to hold free and fair elections by March 2009.
“How many more times will Cdre Bainimarama shift the goal posts on this issue?
“Bainimarama continues to change his tune. First, he said an election was anybody’s guess. Then came his commitment of March 2009. Bainimarama then changed course to say elections would be held in 2010. In May this year, he said no charter, no election. A few weeks after while addressing his troops, the army commander said elections would only be held after completion of the clean up campaign to eradicate corruption. Early last week he told a local radio station if it takes 20 years to gather support for the charter only then will elections be held and now he is saying the political forum will not be held if the charter is not accepted by political parties.”
He said with such statements Cdre Bainimarama was inevitably leading Fiji towards complete isolation from the international community and bringing social and economic ruin to the people.
The above reporting from the Fiji Sun is a true reflection of the sorry sad state we are being led and something has got to be done to take this tyrant out. Period!