|Tikoitoga (right): insiders say the plan for him is to contest Tailevu|
According to sources, it has been decided Tikoitoga will represent the Tailevu area but it hasn't been resolved if he will be nominated from the list or if he will be required to contest the seat.
The same is being claimed about the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Tikoitoga today told FijiLive, everyone will play an equal role in the constitution consultations process so the RFMF will not have a special role.
Quote: "I don’t see any reason as to why the military have to play a special role because everybody has to contribute equally in the process in order to have a constitution that suits all citizens of the country."
According to FijiLive he also said "the military will stand by and support Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama totally in whatever decisions he makes about the country."
Tikoitoga's 'assurances' about the role of the RFMF in the consultation process comes as more underground information surfaces about the motives behind formulating a new Constitution.
It’s widely known the regime has been working on an exit plan for Bainimarama and current regime members. Sources say the broad scope is to secure his future either as prime minister, via the 2014 elections or as president before then – in 2013.
That being the game plan, they believe the new Constitution will be steered to include a provision that will allow the President to have certain veto power over Parliament and for him to assume the role of ultimate decision maker.
With Bainimarama installed as president, the regime will then the lead the country to elections and help secure the positions of other regime members.
Insiders say the Constitution will also somehow allow political parties to nominate candidates to Parliament without necessarily contesting the elections.
For example, if a party gets 70% of the votes, 7 members can be nominated as members of parliament by the party. The losing party with 30% votes can still nominate 3 members but will not be entitled to any ministerial roles.
Insiders say the aim is to bring 'brains to the Cabinet' and to allow regime members like Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and other current ministers to continue in their portfolios.
They say people need to note Bainimarama's speech on the Constitution where he makes the significant reference "whether it is going to be a senate or parliament, elected or nominated members..."