Rabuka is becoming very desperate says PM
July 9, 2018 5:15 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today hit out at the opposition member’s criticizing the government with blatant and desperate lies in the lead up to the General Elections.
Bainimarama says the worst offender is SODELPA Leader – Sitiveni Rabuka.
Delivering his response on the national budget in parliament today Bainimarama says in a desperate bid to reclaim power – Rabuka has quickly resorted to spreading false information as their political strategy.
“That’s the only political strategy that he knows off. It would seem that the only truth that came out of Rabuka’s mouth in recent weeks was when just last week he described his own party’s leader in parliament as irresponsible. Madame Speaker I want to say that if Rabuka wants to see the height of irresponsibility he need only look into the mirror. The lies that he tells, his falsehoods are intentionally designed to confuse and scare the public.”
Bainimarama says Rabuka made a calculated move to make Fiji look foolish and weak while speaking on an Australian current affairs program a fortnight ago.
“In is typical dramatic fashion he declared to the camera that Fiji risks selling our shores by handing over control of government assets like our ports and jetties to the Chinese. As it turns out the real assets being handed over are Rabuka’s. We learnt just last week that he himself sold off his personal estate in Vanua Levu to a Chinese businessman.”
The Prime Minister says while Rabuka’s sensationalization makes headlines, it certainly doesn’t make good leadership.
“If SODELPA knew a single thing about responsible fiscal management – they would know that Fiji stands absolutely at no risk of losing our economic independence to China or to Japan or any other country for that matter that they try to use for their fear mongering tactics.”
Bainimarama also says that a nation’s proudest accomplishments can be abused by irresponsible actors.
He says with great access to information can come the great spread of rumor mongering.