The regime has tonight announced it is amending the Ghai Constitution in favour of its own.
Admitting the Ghai document would not go through intact, the country's unelected prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, said a short time ago the draft presented to the illegal president before Christmas was not right for Fiji.
In a national address he said: "The Constituent Assembly will deliberate a new draft."
The draft, prepared by Ghai and four other commissioners, was supposed to go to the Constituent Assembly for deliberation but Bainimarama tonight revealed he had a different plan.
"The Government's legal team will amend the Ghai draft to ensure that the draft Constitution presented to the Constituent Assembly is one that is positive, addresses fundamental issues of good governance and will result in an enduring Constitution and guarantees true democracy."
In a similar timetable to what had already been mapped out, he said the regime's new draft should be available for deliberation by the yet to be announced Constituent Assembly at the end of this month.
He said: "Prior to that and upon my return from my G77 meeting I shall send out invitations to various individuals and organisations to particiapte in the Constituent Assembly."
The first sitting is expected to be next month and the new 'regime' Constitution in place by March.
Bainimarama said political parties would be invited to be on the Assembly and he urged them to participate, claiming it was not time for 'point scoring.'
He also said new a registration of political parties decree comes into force next week on Tuesday.
Preceding Bainimarama's speech, the illegal president Epeli Nailatikau, dismissed the Ghai draft saying it reflected the interests of political parties, a claim the regime has used to try to discredit the work of Ghai and the Commissioners.
"It has, unfortunately, perhaps succumbed to whims of the few who have had an interest in perpetuating divisions within our society."
"It would appear that it was prepared to be seen an appeasement."
Listen to Bainimarama's Speech
Listen to extracts of Epeli Nailatikau's Speech