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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ganilau 'refused' to deport Fiji Water boss

We can confirm tonight that the regime's former Defence Minister and military dictator Frank Bainimarama's one time army commander, Ratu Epeli Ganilau, refused to sign orders to deport Fiji Water boss, David Roth.

Sources have relayed to us that the regime's Attorney-General and Bainimarama's blue eyed boy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, insisted that Roth be deported and wanted Ganilau to declare him persona non grata - similar to the orders Ganilau gave to deport two Fiji Times publishers and one Fiji Sun publisher in 2008 and 2009.

Our sources have not been able to establish why Sayed-Khaiyum wanted Roth's head on his platter. But they have confirmed that the Mara family is extremely close to Roth and are frequent visitors to his home in Suva, for lunch and dinner almost every week. 

Even Adi Koila Mara Nailatikau  - the wife of the regime's illegal President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau - is a regular visitor.

According to sources, Ganilau visited Ratu Epeli (both are sons-in-law of Ratu Mara) at Government House on Tuesday night urging him to take a stand against the policies of Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum.

Ganilau reportedly told Ratu Epeli that things were turning for the worse and completeley opposite to what they were initially told by the dictator. Ganilau told his brother-in-law (Nailatikau) that he was going to resign.

Sources say Ratu Epeli urged Ganilau to wait for  Bainimarama to return from China but Ganilau said he had had enough.

They say if Ganilau's resignation is not a publicity stunt like Esala Teleni's (who is Fiji's Ambassador designate to China), then it raises serious questions about the relationship between the Mara family and Bainimarama.

Sources point out out that it was Ganilau who used his influence with his father-in-law Ratu Mara (the then President and army commander-in-chief) to appoint Bainimarama as his successor when he, Ganilau, resigned as military commander to contest the 1999 elections, along with Adi Koila and Poseci Bune, for the Ratu Mara sponsored Christian Democratic Alliance.

At that time, Sitiveni Rabuka who was Prime Minister, preferred more senior and capable officers. Bainimarama went on to become commander, despite being from the navy.

It appears the Maras and Bainimarama have crossed swords. Only time will tell who will be the victor and who will be the vanquished.


convolutedexperiment said...

If ever there was a time to back anyone, now is it, it would seem and Epeli Ganilau maybe the man to lead Fiji out of this mess.

Anonymous said...

Go Bubba and Bai!

Who gives a flying toss about the old thieving Ganiluas and Naulukaus anyway. They do not deserve any shred of sympathy from anyone. Because that's precisely what happens when you make a decision based on thieving ulterior motive, Ganilua and now Bai has turned around and bit you in the a*@s. Piss off loser!

Kalavo said...

He can't lead anybody out...he is a whimper. Its too late, he was infact one of the chief instigators of the coup. Now he his is being surpassed by the crafty Aiyarse who is undoubtedly he king pin. He has got Bai on a lease.

Joe said...

The time has come, now or never. Perhaps Naivalarua should step up to the occassion and take us to where we should be right now. Arrest the AG,install a civilian caretaker govt, and all else will fall in place. We really dont need this BS continuing any longer. Enough is enough, and 4yrs is more than enough.

Anonymous said...

This man & s select few others must never again be allowed to hold postions of power within Viti - especially publicly funded ones.

Reminds of someone who after murdering both parents threw himself at the mercy of the court
on the grounds that he was an orphan.

Anonymous said...

Au rai ki wai au raici Nukulau,
Votu vei au na tawa tatau,
Sa kasura mai na bai nei Bai
Vakarau ra gone na colo ena yati mai!

Anonymous said...

Apparently Ganilau is returning to Taveuni to ponder his future?
Hopefully this includes ways in which he can continue to occupy
land they (he) does not rightfully lawfully or morally own (Vuniduva).

Jieke Morisi said...

Nivalrua is a tosser simply after personal gain and fame. All that Sandhurst mumbo jumbo is just show biz stuff, he is as gutless as the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Roth's street smart - well conected in both US & Viti circles.
Suspect Ganilau knows this also - maybe where he believes his future non military career prospects lie?

Be interesting - if for whatever reason he travels back to the US?

Imagine what FW's ruthless US competitors would make of it?
See it now 'Fiji Water employs dirty oppurtunist regime thug & alledged war crimminal etc'...
Reckon this would tarnish FW's clean image?
Like stated previously - Roth's street smart

Green Beret said...

My money is on the Maras, if they can get Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum out if the way

Tiddly winks said...

Go Bubba and Ali@10.50pm: Suck it up while you can, your guys will be brought down eventually and hope you're around to see it happen. Get your lil hanky ready

Anonymous said...

Go Bubba! The people aren't fooled with the deserving resignations AND at the end of this all, will still demand to know the extent of their thieving acts in THIS LATEST coup!

Anonymous said...

Naivalurua does not have it him to do the right thing by this country. His misguided loyalty has led hima stray.Wonder what Bible he reads!

Jake said...

@Anon 5:47

Naianlurua reads Phantom comics and thinks Guran is God.


Anonymous said...

Should not make any difference to FW who it employs. wasn't FW establishment funded by money gained from illegally selling guns to Iraq?