Tikoduadua claims two-man rule in parliament

Opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua delivering his maiden speech in Parliament this morning. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJIAN PARLIAMENT FACEBOOK

UNLESS the Court of Disputed Returns has something else to say, two-man rule is what Fiji will have to endure for the next four years, says National Federation Party opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua.

“Two men Madam Speaker – who in my firm and unequivocal view are behaving like the political judge, jury and executioner. And I can say this with absolute authority,” he said.

Reminiscing his speech in 2014, Mr Tikoduadua said he had shared the vision of the Prime Minister that the RFMF should return Fiji to the Government that was voted for by the people.

He said this was a vision of a prosperous, united and democratic Fiji.

Mr Tikoduadua added that it was of great concern to him that the Prime Minister has shifted in his methods of achieving that vision.

“As I alluded to earlier, he set the ball rolling by hurling racial bigotry and false accusations at NFP and malicious claims about the NFP and its leader ducking for cover and running in the cane fields.

“It’s like we owe our existence to him!

“This is not the Voreqe Bainimarama that I have known for many, many years.

“A leader proclaiming election campaign to be a battle of ideas changes tune three months later and spews racist venom.

“I wonder Madam Speaker – Why? Has the honourable PM done an about-turn?

“Yes, for all intents and purposes.

“Has the honourable PM shirked collective responsibility in favour of making decisions solely or together with few of his loyalists? Yes, again.”

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