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The PM's man

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

COMMODORE Voreqe Bainimarama's 15 years as the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander has come to an end.

And succeeding the aspiring politician is the Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga.

This was confirmed by permanent secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua.

Lt-Col Tikoduadua said Col Tikoitoga was appointed by Commodore Bainimarama yesterday.

"At the moment, he (Col Tikoitoga) is number three (in the force). He is now going to become number one. He is now the commander of the whole force," Lt-Col Tikoduadua said.

"The Prime Minister earlier on today (yesterday) made the announcement of the new commander which is really a very critical step now that he has announced his successor."

Lt-Col Tikoduadua said Commodore Bainimarama would now concentrate as the Prime Minister and prepare himself, the government and his team for the election scheduled to be held in September.

"So I think this is a very critical process."

The handover ceremony will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks today where the outgoing commander is expected to give his final address to the troops and welcome his successor.

Commodore Bainimarama earlier confirmed his reason to step down was to focus on his new political party.








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