Last Friday saw the first meeting of the Constitutional Offices Commission and it was evident that Fiji First continues to reward its staunchest supporters.
The Commission has 6 members - the Prime Minister, Attorney General, Leader of the Opposition, two nominees of the PM and one nominee of the Opposition Leader, assisted by the Solicitor-General.
During this first meeting, Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa added her nominee, constitutional lawyer Richard Naidu, while Frank Bainimarama put forward Sanjay Kaba and Ajit Kodagoda.
Both Kaba and Kodagoda are not legal experts therefore their nominations politicise what is supposedly an independent Commission. They were, of course, the chief fundraisers for Fiji First during the last year's election.
Kodagoda is already the Chairman of Fiji National Provident Fund and Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Boards.
He is also the chief financial officer of C J Patel Group of Companies, which currently enjoys duty concession on milk and has been profiteering by charging high prices for milk consumed by the people of Fiji.
And after the death of C J Patel owner Sundip Patel, Kodagoda runs the daily operations of the company.
Sanjay Kaba burst onto the scene when the regime came in and with the help of Felix Anthony usurped the contractors and project developers of the Natadola Resort after the coup.
As a partner of HLK Jacob, Kaba's firm became the project's structural engineers, and under the not so watchful eyes of Felix Anthony as NBRL Chairman, the cost ballooned to more than 300 million dollars, which had to be written off.
Kaba also oversaw structural engineering during the extensive renovation and remodelling of Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum's posh home in Namadi Heights.
So yet again, Fiji First has neutralised the independence of an important body by rewarding its boys.
This is Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum's version of true democracy.