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PM: Tikoca A Frustrated Man

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has described SODELPA Member of Parliament, Ratu Isoa Tikoca, as a “frustrated man who spews venom and disappears”. Ratu Isoa made unsubstantiated claims in Parliament about
06 Jul 2016 10:02
PM: Tikoca A Frustrated Man
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama outside Parliament yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has described SODELPA Member of Parliament, Ratu Isoa Tikoca, as a “frustrated man who spews venom and disappears”.

Ratu Isoa made unsubstantiated claims in Parliament about several boards being headed by people of a certain ‘kind’, appointments which he insinuated were made without merit and based on race and religion.

Mr Bainimarama said Ratu Isoa was jealous of Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and all that Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has been able to achieve for Fiji.

“He would not be able to hold a candle up to the A-G. He cannot ever achieve what A-G has been able to achieve for Fiji. He is a very frustrated man. I think his frustration stems from the court case over corruption charges and that is why he comes and spews venom in Parliament and disappears.”

Ratu Isoa said Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was “leading with his kind”.

Mr Bainimarama said: “The A-G has been able to do what he (Ratu Isoa) will never be able to do. The public at large will have found out that this is the norm with Tikoca. He spews venom and disappears like he did today. The FijiFirst party makes a challenge for his comments. He is a pathetic man and comes up with a lot of pathetic comments and issues in Parliament. He has been hitting out at everyone and especially A-G, he is envious of A-G and bottom line is that he is a very jealous and frustrated man.”

Ratu Isoa clearly personalised matters and took names of people who were of Muslim faith.

Mr Bainimarama said SODELPA needed to talk to Ratu Isoa and rein him in or soon they would be one ‘short’ in Parliament.

Government Whip Ashneel Sudhakar demanded that Ratu Isoa withdraw his comments which were ruled on by Deputy Speaker, Ruveni Nadalo.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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