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PM Hits Out At MP Talk

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night condemned SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula’s coup threat. He told people not to be alarmed because it would not materialise. Mr Bainimarama said the security
17 Oct 2014 10:04
PM Hits Out At MP Talk
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night condemned SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula’s coup threat.

He told people not to be alarmed because it would not materialise.

Mr Bainimarama said the security forces were ready to stop any attempted coup.

Mr Nawaikula told Parliament on Wednesday during his maiden speech that if the Constitution was not amended it would be parliament’s invitation to another coup.

Mr Bainimarama warned that the Government would not tolerate any attempt by anyone or group to disrupt Fiji’s new democracy.

“The Government, Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Police Force are working in unison,” he said.

He said Mr Nawaikula’s statement was totally out of context to the debate on  the Presidential address.

It was streamed live on television and viewers would have different interpretations.

“I call on the nation to remain calm as the security of the nation and the people is intact,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He assured all that no one could take the law into their own hands as the security forces were on watch.

He said the stability that had been witnessed by people in the last eight years would continue.

“No one can ever disrupt that peaceful journey under the leadership of my Government.”

On attempts to change the Constitution, Mr Bainimarama reminded Mr Nawaikula’s suporters that this would never happen.

He said Mr Nawaikula had been telling his suppporters during the election campaign he would  change the Constitution but this was a lie.

The Constitution, he said, could not be changed by anyone in Parliament including an Opposition party.

He reminded those people who, Mr Nawaikula claimed in parliament to be representing, there would be no developments for them as Mr Nawaikula was just talking about coups.

He said there were better things that Mr Nawaikula could have talked about during his maiden speech but he chose to talk about coups.

He reassured the nation that there would be no more coups but they would witness more developments for the betterment of their welfare in  the coming four years of  his leadership.

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