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Dictator Bainimarama Blackmails Lau

Dictator Bainimarama Blackmails Lau

Bainimarama gave Lau an Ultimatum on the second day of the Lau Provincial Council. “Either remove Adi Ateca Ganilau, nee Mara, as Chairman or the meeting will forced to end immediately” On Tuesday July 12th the Lau Provincial Council elected Adi Ateca Ganilau as Chairman. In a shock result for the dictator, Bainimarama, Adi Ateca received 17 votes, The regime stooge Filipe Bole 15 and Roko Josefa Delainauluvatu 6.

Adi Ateca stepped down as Chairman to allow the meeting to continue. She said “On the day before the meeting Leweni was lobbying the members of the council to vote for Bole or the province would not receive any government funds. The members of the council disregarded that and voted me in as Chairman. However, following the ultimatum I felt it was in the best interests of Lau if I step down to allow the meeting to continue. The Interim Government now has no excuse not to deliver on the promises made to Lau by Bainimarama last month.”

Ratu Tevita Mara Said “I congratulate my sister Adi Ateca on her victory. However, It is a sad day for Fiji when an elected representative is forced to resign because of a dictator’s blackmail.”

He continues “This result showed the people of Lau cannot be bought. The dictator thought he could threaten the members with withdrawing Government financial support for the province. The people of Lau ignored the threats and voted for who they believed had their best interests at heart. The regime responded by removing Adi Ateca.”

“The election of Adi Ateca demonstrates that the people of Fiji can see through the dictator’s lies and broken promises. It shows when the people are allowed to vote they do not vote for Bainimarama or his lackeys. They vote for independence from the regime.”

“Khaiyum announced Fiji would have elections in September 2014. That maybe the case, but here we have a clear example of how this regime acts if they don’t agree with the voters. They use blackmail and threats to get the result they want. I urge all the supporters of the Bainimarama regime to take note. There will be no free and fair elections in 2014. The only chance for a fairly elected Government in Fiji is for regime change.”

“The pressure is building on Bainimarama and his puppet master Khaiyum. Pressure is building within Fiji and it is building in the region. I have a meeting in Sydney on Saturday and will then fly on to New Zealand to talk with the pro democracy movement.”

Thumbs up for Democracy!

Ratu Tevita Mara


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