Bainimarama fails his own test


Commodore Can-Do told us he’d be registering his party tomorrow but he’s now said this won’t be possible. And why? Because he hasn’t got the party members he needs. He told Fiji Live he’s “awaiting for forms from the islands”. So why didn’t he sign people up last month on his tour of Lau? Is he also having trouble finding credible non-iTaukei leaders to join his party and occupy prominent positions? So many of his current line-up are military, which means they are iTaukei, given the lie to his race-free Fiji.

Fijilive April 21, 2014 Bainimarama defers registration

4 Responses to “Bainimarama fails his own test”

  1. Keep The Faith Says:

    I call bullshit on Bainimarama’s flimsy excuse.

    The real reason for the delay could be that Aunt Nur has had to take time off from her ‘Women in Business’ soiree’s so as to cook the books and showcase the Baiyums as the poor, broke-ass sods they really are.

  2. Graham Says:

    No matter how much noise is being made by the opposition losers, the crowning of King Bai as the lifelong ruler of Fiji is inevitable. The election process has been very carefully designed by Khaiyum and he has a very sophisticated toolbox at his disposal to ensure a clear majority for King Bai. On the rough end we have simple intimidation. Quite obviously, the votes of a certain polling station will be counted and villages that do not vote for Bai will be punished. There will also be some scary officers around the stations to “advise” voters. Then we have these beautiful provisions of the election decree which stipulate that nobody is allowed to discuss voting over the phone, texting or internet. Khaiyum has set up the infrastructure to listen to all communications and those who step out of line will be dealt with in the barracks. Then there is the mentality of cowardliness and subservience. The King has made it abundantly clear that opposition will not be tolerated and the lamusona gene will do the rest. The decree also has enough ammunition to shoot any serious contender out of the race: Forgotten to declare the bicycle of your grand son as an asset? Well, too bad, you have broken the law and you cannot stand. On the softer side, we have simple vote buying by the King. Sewing machines, power and water supply etc. The King has also made it very clear what he considers a level playing field. It is the field on which he can start his political campaign well in advance of everyone else, although he does not even have a registered party. There will be also lots of promises: A booming economy, the resurrection of the sugar industry, land being put to productive uses through 99 years leases etc. At the more technical side we have all the well tested tricks: stuffing ballot boxes, eliminating not favoured votes (the number has not been properly circled), simple manipulation of the electronic side by the click of a mouse etc etc. In a nutshell the best advise for the voters is to vote for Bai and reap the rewards of supporting the winning team.

  3. Free Elections? Says:

    If it takes so long to get forms from Lau how does he expect to have elections on a single day – what a joke.

  4. Boci Ga Na Boci Says:

    I confirmed with a relative in Lakeba no one wanted to sign but the 5 signed after the chief told the gathering off…..but the 5 didn’t have their rego cards ,,,he he he

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