Can it be true, has this man really taken total control of Fiji? He has certainly managed to place all his friends and confidants in positions of power, which gives him an extreme level of control.
It is said his office drafted the replacement constitution and ensured it gave him virtually unlimited power.
It is said he has at least 50% of the media constantly promoting him, which equates to him promoting himself.
It is said he cleverly manages a schedule for the Prime Minister which ensures Frank is constantly out of Fiji, thereby allowing his office to have total control over 14 Ministerial portfolios.
It is said he is allowed total control over government (tax payer) owned organizations/bodies; also in breach of corporate laws and standards has not published the annual accounts of Air Pacific for the past three years.
It is said he has put severe constraints on the “Rule of Law” in Fiji, due to all the decrees he has promulgated.
It is said that his greed for power and money will result in the downfall of the current government should there ever be free and fair elections.
The truth is that he and the Prime Minister (the much loved Frank) are like a braided rope, inseparable.. only to be separated with great difficulty. The Attorney General started as an outside strand, but through hard work carefully dressed with arse kissing, has become the major component of this braided rope that can only be separated with great difficulty.
It is possible the Prime Minister could not separate it even if he wished to. Who would he replace his hard working Attorney General and Minister with? He would need at least 7 trustworthy and competent men or women, where is he to find them? Not from the barracks now, where the murmurs of discontent about the Attorney General are in danger of turning into rumblings.
There are those that suggest the rope should be cut, but Fiji cannot sustain this. There have been too many instances of one step forward, two steps back. Whilst there can be no denying the rope is starting to fray at the edges and will eventually break, this will be better than the savagery of slashing at the rope.
Those that remember the failed hopes and aspirations of the combined team of Rabuka and Jai Ram Reddy going to the election booths believe that they can see history repeating itself, but what is the merit of this eventuality?
Far better the Prime Minister (the much loved Frank) takes the tough decisions now, make his government truly transparent, spends a lot more time in Fiji, takes control again, takes a serious look at high level corruption and remembers how important this old adage is. “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”