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Removal Of Dual Citizenship Strategy To Address ‘Political Disturbances’: Sitiveni Rabuka

The People’s Alliance Party Leader says his government removed dual citizenship as a strategy to address ‘political disturbances’ from people that angrily left Fiji to continue their fight from overseas.
11 Apr 2022 13:30
Removal Of Dual Citizenship Strategy To Address ‘Political Disturbances’: Sitiveni Rabuka
The People’s Alliance Party LeaderSitiveni Rabuka at the 2022 NFP Convention. Source: FaceBook.

The People’s Alliance Party Leader says his government removed dual citizenship as a strategy to address ‘political disturbances’ from people that angrily left Fiji to continue their fight from overseas.

Sitiveni Rabuka explained this on Saturday while responding to Attorney- General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s claims in Parliament that he removed dual citizenship under the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) Government after the 1987 coup.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the FijiFirst Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama brought multiple citizenship back and as a result many former Fijians returned to Fiji.

 

In his response, Mr Rabuka said: “I remain confident in the people’s ability to discern lies from truth and when information is deliberately twisted to create a climate of fear, to benefit pathetic fear mongers like Sayed-Khaiyum.

“We knew at the time that money was raised and weapons were bought to destabilise the post-1987 coup efforts to return Fiji to democratic parliamentary rule.”
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