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PM resigns from RFMF

Tikoitoga confirms ex-Commander not even part of territorial force By MAIKA BOLATIKI Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has resigned from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF). This was confirmed to
08 Mar 2014 08:37

Tikoitoga confirms ex-Commander not even part of territorial force

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has resigned from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).
This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun in an interview with the RFMF Commander, Brigadier- General Mosese Tikoitoga.
The Commander said the Prime Minister had resigned because he did not want to seen as still linked to the RFMF when he launched his political career.
The Fiji Sun had asked if the former commander had joined the territorial force (TF) after the handover ceremony on Wednesday.
In his response, Brigadier-General Tikoitoga said, “The former commander will not be joining the TF as he has resigned from the RFMF as of today.”
When asked about his military rank the Commander said, “He has resigned from the RFMF but his rank remains with him till death. However, when referring to his rank it will be Commodore (retired) Voreqe Bainimarama.”
When asked if the RFMF would support the new party Brigadier- General Tikoitoga stressed, “The role of the RFMF is to act in the interests of all Fijians and we will uphold our constitutional duty to be independent, be above politics and respect the will of the people.”
The Prime Minister had resigned after 39 years of service with the RFMF and was Commander RFMF for 15 years.
When asked if he would introduce some changes Brigadier-General Tikoitoga said he would carry on from where the former commander had left. He said things were going on as usual at Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) and except for the appointments of senior officers.
The appointments, he said, were necessary to ensure the RFMF’s work continued without any disruptions. On his first day at the office , the Commander met with all the senior officers at his office at QEB.




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