This blog is a result of the heavy censoring of the media by Fiji's dictatorship regime.
Monday, October 25, 2010
'Replacements' announced for Driti and Roko Ului
Fiji's military regime has announced that Lieutenant Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga is the new Land Force Commander replacing Brigadier General Pita Driti, as it tries to shut down 'rumours' Driti has been sent on leave pending an investigation.
The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation saysMajor Amani Suliano is also now the Commanding Officer 3rd Fiji Infantry Regiment better known as 3FIR.
It says the appointments were finalised today, quote:"... as both Driti and former 3FIR Commander Lieutenant Colonel Roko Tevita Uluilakeba Mara are on leave."
The announcement (and the use of the word 'replacement's were those of FBC) comes as self-appointed prime minister Frank Bainimarama and his spokespeople try to close ranks about information revealed on Coupfourpointfive about Driti and Roko Ului being suspended.
We revealed yesterday that Driti and Ului's 'leave' is a result of them being implicated in a plot to topple Bainimarama.
The regime has tried to pour scorn on the information because it doesn't want it known that there are big cracks in the ranks or that there were ructions on Friday night at the Queen Elizabeth barracks as a result of them trying to despatch Driti.
But it has today announced that Tikoitoga and Suliano are replacing Driti and Ului, maintaining the old guard are just taking outstanding leave.
The regime must think people are thick. The former land commander before Driti, Jone Baledroka, says there is no coming back from leave and the trail of 'leave takers' prove that.
What is it that Hitler said? If you're going to tell a lie, make sure it's a big one. Well, that's certainly something Bainimarama and his Final Solutions partner in crime, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, know how to do.
See Baledrokadroka's informative piece for more on the demise of those who fall out of favour.