Radio NZ international reported the leader of Fiji's SODELPA party, Ro Teimumu Kepa, saying that the party will follow through with its call for a parliamentary inquiry into the election but it also wants to find out where it went wrong.
Ro Teimumu told Sally Round the party wants to know why about 40 percent of indigenous Fijians, seen as Sodelpa's support base, went for FijiFirst. Really?
HELLO?! didn't SODELPA realise they were dealing with a corrupt, lying, dictator, who is running from the law so he will do and say anything to ensure that he remains in power and out of prison! This includes fraud, torture, lies, murder and intimidation and vote buying using taxpayer funds he was not allowed to use. That's ONE reason! Another reason is that the party had no alternative vision for a better united and more fair Fiji post Bainimarama's dictatorship!
In 2006 the party [then SDL] was democratically elected and in power with full access to all the key resources - yet it still failed to deal effectively with a bully who overthrew the government in a coup. Then in 2014, the party failed to accept the reality of the dirty politics being conducted by the junta and opted for a placid approach believing that simple democracy would set them free! Didn't happen! Its clear the vote was rigged so democracy failed the party again!!
Democracy failed the party and the nation, twice, in 2006 and again in 2014. But still the party shows no signs of having any constructive and effective game-plan to deal with the situation in Fiji and to lead the people to better world post dictatroship.
Yet some ardent party supporters claim that loosing the election was a blessing! How the hell is this a blessing?! They claim that by losing the election the party will now be able to reveal the junta's lies in parliament using the democratic process. How bloody naive!
If SODELPA had won and were in government then they would be in a far better position to reveal the truth about Bainimarama's corruption and dirty deals undertaken by Khaiyum. BUT as the opposition, the party can only ask questions, if they will be even allowed to. As the opposition the party has no teeth, with its 15 seats minority, to stop any new controversial legislation that may be introduced to either conceal or legalise any of the corrupt deals and activities and fraud being undertaken by the bainimarama dictatorship. Already, no one can take the junta to court! Any information the party receives in parliament will be a sanitised version.
The Bainimarama dictatorship now has the "legal" means, thanks to the corrupt and deceitful MOG, to do whatever it wants. The dictatorship has been doing it illegally for the past eight years. Its not going to be any better now, with their 32 seat majority they can do as they please - albeit via a rigged elections endorsed by the corrupt and deceitful Multinational Observer Group led by New Zealand!
Yes democracy was Double-Crossed in Fiji's 2014 elections by deceitful actors! But what is also evident is that the SODELPA party lacked an effective strategy and tactics and proper advisers to overcome Fiji's now perceived "legal", but still illegal, dictatorship.