The Fiji Military Force Land Force Commander, Brigadier General Pita Driti has accused former Fijian commander Jone Baleidrokadroka of making childish statements.
Driti was responding to Baleidrokadroka’s comments on Radio NZ that Permanent Secretary for Information Col Neumi Leweni was being deployed as Counsel to Fiji’s High Commission in Wellington as a spy.
"The idea or the allegation that we are sending a spy is very much childish. I would also like to stress that Col Baleidrokadroka is speaking in favor of the 2 countries only because he has no where else to go but needs to establish his position either in NZ or Australia to get favor from them," he told Radio Fiji.
"I think it is not appropriate of him to speak of such a thing especially as a former military officer and a former land force commander but then again I would like to stress the fact that Fiji is sending Leweni as a Commissioner- to test out that what we are doing with NZ and their approach to us is genuine and things will be done in a proper way with transparency."