June 20, 2022
“It is the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General who have shown their insatiable greed for power by running all over the country and using forums to shamelessly display their gutter-level political wares”.
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad made the comment after the AG and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while addressing a women’s forum in Nadi, accused politicians of being power-hungry saying they “just want to get into government to become a minister and improve the country”.
The NFP Leader said the AG should look at himself in the mirror to see how he has become the defacto PM.
“This is coming from a man who came to power through the barrel of the gun and as the AG, he has been responsible for many draconian laws that were shoved down the throats of people to simply ensure both he and the PM consolidated their hold on power”.
“It is hypocrisy of the highest order for the AG to label others as power-hungry when he and the PM hold multiple key cabinet portfolios and ministerial responsibilities”.
“Their greed to remain in power at any cost is illustrated by the undemocratic provision in the Fiji First constitution, under which only he and the PM as Founder Members can be the party’s leaders”.
“Both of them have widespread powers bestowed upon them by the Fiji First constitution and therefore give absolute credibility to the tag of two-man rule. They think everyone should be subservient to them”.
And the Fiji First Constitution states that Founder Members, who are the PM and AG, will have membership of the party in perpetuity. It is just like their craving for governance of our nation. They think it is their God-given right! What a sick joke”.
“And who can forget the Level 9 debacle of December 2018 when the AG led his caucus into hiding for 48 hours to avoid being served in person the electoral petition. If that wasn’t a despicable and cowardly act of a power-hungry politician, then what is?”
“The AG can continue blabbering all he wants. The reality of the matter is their 15 years of dictatorial rule will end at the hands of the voters in the elections”.