The troop that holds the balance of power in the parliament decides to draw a line in the sand and insist that the Prime Minister reinstate one of their number who almost killed his daughter and had “brutal” sex with another of his ministers and put him back as Minister for Education.
That’s what this lot think we all deserve, Fiji – a complete breakdown of standards of conduct and morality in order to preserve their place in a Coalition government that is completely dysfunctional and surely cannot go on much longer in its present state.
What will the Prime Minister do? Will he be man enough to stand up to this rabble and call their bluff? Or is he going to accept the abject humiliation of a second failure to dislodge Aseri Radrodro that will destroy the credibility of his leadership altogether and also cruel the chances for his successor? SODELPA says defecting to FijiFirst isn’t on the table ( for now). Sitiveni Rabuka should test their resolve by standing firm and proceed with his decision to send Aseri Radrodro to the back bench.
It is nearly seven weeks – March 11 – before parliament sits again (The President will hold the ceremonial opening on March 4) and this unruly troop has the opportunity to call a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister and side with FijiFirst to bring down his government. PM , please stand up to them and let them have the next six weeks under the searing blowtorch of public opinion to see whether anyone else shares their high opinion of themselves.
Come on, Siti. Be a man not a mouse. These guys wouldn’t dare to bring the government down. They wouldn’t be able to show their faces in the vanua or anywhere else. So tell them that the dismissal stands and if they don’t like it, they can do their worst. Because the sooner they lose their stranglehold on government and stop holding everyone hostage the better off the whole country will be.
It is no longer the “three-legged stool” but two legs and a termite-invested branch that will be kicked out from under the stool as soon as the Fijian people get the opportunity to return to the polls. So bring it on.