‘There’s not going to be any coup’

Jone Waqata raises an issue rally at Lovu Seaside in Lautoka. Picture: SHAYAL DEVI

THERE is not going to be any coup.

This was the assurance given by FijiFirst general-secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a party rally at Lovu Seaside, Lautoka, on Wednesday night.

“There’s not going to be any coup, there’s no coup,” he reiterated.

“As the prime minister has said, we’re ending the coup culture. We now have a Constitution that protects everyone’s rights. You have a legal enforcement of those rights.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the 2013 Constitution recognised the unique position of the indigenous people of this country, their customs, traditions, land ownership and chiefly titles.

“The rights of the tenants are recognised. The right of all of you to be called a citizen of Fiji and a Fijian is recognised.

“It’s there. If somebody breaches it, we take them to a court of law and fix it up.

“Let’s focus on the real issue, economic empowerment, improving your standard of living, getting squatters to be regularised so you improve your condition of living, that’s the main focus.

“There’s not going to be any coup, no need to buy a lot of shopping or whatever. It’s OK.”

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