National Federation Party President and Member of Parliament, Pio Tikoduadua who accused the Prime Minister of Fiji for assault, told his tale in a press release this afternoon.
Tikoduadua says that the Prime Minister, at around 11.40 am when he walked out of the parliament after moving and replying to his motion calling for a Special Parliamentary Committee to be established to look at the national problem of drugs in Fiji, he heard the Prime Minister calling him in ITaukei language “Pio, come here.”
He says he turned around to go to the PM when he started swearing at him in iTaukei language.
He says that the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama swore at his mother and his father and assaulted him. He says in the process the Prime Minister broke his pair of eye glasses.
“He then warned me in iTaukei language “Qarauna tiko” or “watch out,” Tikoduadua wrote in the press release.
He says the Prime Minister assaulted him second time when he started walking back into the Parliament to report the matter to the Speaker of the House.
“I then started walking up to the Parliamentary steps to go back into the house and report the matter to the Honourable Speaker. For the second time, the Prime Minister came up to me and assaulted me.” says Pio Tikoduadua.
Mr Tikoduadua says that this is an act of downright cowardice and thuggery.
He adds that the assault was witnessed by MP Lenora Qereqeretabua.
The matter has now been reported to the police.