Frank Bainimarama has nominated his Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations for the position.
He described Jioji Konrote as "one of Fiji's most outstanding and decorated military officers" who "has been awarded with numerous awards and decorations during his illustrious career".
According to s84(3) Fiji's illegal constitution, voting for a new President is done through a secret ballot in Parliament. If this is the case, then Fiji First already has enough numbers to vote Konrote in.
The Opposition Party had nominated Ratu Epeli Ganilau but Bainimarama would have wanted someone who is detached and doesn't have the power to call on the vanua to uprise against the democratically elected regime.
In his first speech after being appointed Minister, Konrote said young graduates should go back to the village and plant cassava!
In other news, it's Fiji Day - Happy Fiji Day!
The regime led government has encouraged Fijians to commemorate Fiji Day 2015 by reflecting on the country’s progress in the past four decades.
“This year’s Fiji Day program marks the 45th year of Fiji’s independence and commemoration and all Fijians are encouraged to fly the Fiji flag with pride at their residence as we approach the national celebrations," the PS for Defence, National Security and Immigration, Osea Cawaru said.
“As citizens of Fiji we can reflect on the progress the nation has made in the past four decades. We can reflect on the challenges that the nation has overcome and this has only been through the sound political leadership of the government."
Hmmm let's reflect!
For Fiji ....ever Fiji, let her voice sing with pride.