Bainimarama has always been in step with this ethno-nationalist
When he named his first 21 candidates for the September elections Bainimarama said “the party has a new breed of politicians”, “The old politics must go”. So what is the ethno-nationalist Kubuabola doing in his line-up? He was one of Rabuka’s original plotters in 1987 and set to work on the job of de-stabilizing the Bavadra Government within weeks of winning office. Then again in 1999 he was one of the original ‘shadowy group’ who set out to destabilize Chaudhry’s government leading up to the Speight coup.