|People power: Bainimarama only met 'supporters.'|
And chances are it won't be the last time we see it.
|Fronting up: But where's the dictator?|
The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, today went ahead with the draw to allocate numbers to the parties, despite the Electoral
|Bodyguards - about 30 plus police!|
The National Federation Party had objected to Khaiyum and Vuniwaqa: one is Fiji First's general secretary as well as Minister Responsible for Elections and the country's illegal attorney general, the other former Acting Permanent Secretary for Justice.
Under the regime's own Constitution, neither are eligible to seek election for four years because of their involvement in organising next month's election.
And yet Saneem, kin of Khaiyum, today proceeded with the draw claiming the Commission had failed to deliberate in the required three days and saying he had sought the advice of the solicitor general's office.
The Commission has disputed the ruling, boycotted the draw and is seeking legal advice from New Zealand.
Saneem's decision to say the Commission should've done their deliberating by 4pm not only breaches the Constitution but is ludicrous - 5pm is end of business and as NFP says, midnight, is the end of day.
In typical modus operandi, while Khaiyum and his officials were changing the rules again, Bainimarama was using taxpayer money to woo supporters in Sydney.
But there, too, Fiji First was exposed for its lack of transparency. A number of citizens, including critics, wanted to talk to him but the dictator didn't have the guts to front. He met only those 'invited' to talanoa.
Not surpisingly, social media was this afternoon littered with posts about Bainimarama being a coward.
Sadly, the same could be said about the Fiji police.
Another suspect died in custody this week leaving yet another family wanting answers.
Thirty year old Vilikesa Soko, a father of three, was taken in last weekend accused of robbery and was pronounced dead on Wednesday night while in Lautoka Hospital's intensive care.