A Fiji military chief says full support for Bainimarama among military
Posted at 23:28 on 08 March, 2011 UTC
A Fiji military spokesman says there’s no rift in the force and there’s full support for its commander, Fiji’s interim leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.
Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga says speculation resurfaces regularly about a split and he described it as an old song.
Rumours of a split intensified after two senior military officers Brigadier-General Pita Driti and Lieutenant-Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba went on leave last October.
Colonel Tikoitonga told Radio New Zealand International they are still on leave at the moment.
He says he is not in a position to say anything about whether they will be returning.
When asked if that means they are effectively out of the military, he replied that they are on leave.
March 09, 2011
Yes it IS the same old song
Tikoitoga is now appointed to take centre-stage to yodel the same old tired song, and accuses the whole world of getting the song wrong.
Col Tikoitoga conveniently forgets that the "unloyal" tune may indeed be the same old song, but this yodel is definitely worthy of earplugs.
Just look at the
rap song sheets for all the supposedly LOYAL military gang todate: Etueni Caucau, Jone Baledrokadroka, Jeremaia Waqanisau, Rt Epeli Ganilau, Lt Col Vatu, Lt Col Raravatu, Dr Lesi Korovavala, Lt Col Filipo Tarakinikini, Mara, Driti, Leweni, Teleni etc -- and the band plays on.