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"If you don't like the Constitution you should go out of this house" - Ratu Inoke
5:47 pm GMT+12, 12/09/2017, Fiji

Members of the Fiji Opposition who continue to dislike the 2013 constitution, might as well don’t stand for Elections.
 
This was the strong message by Fijian Minister for Defense, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, to the Opposition in Parliament Tuesday.
 
Kubuabola reminded the MP’s, they are in Parliament thanks to the 2013 Constitution.
 
“It is indeed significant that this second Election is the first for a Government under this Constitution and will attempt to uphold a further tenure in office. Let me just remind my friends, Honorable member’s from the other side of the house that the very fact that we’re here in this house is because of the 2013 Constitution. Some were criticising the 2013 Constitution yesterday (Monday), we are here because of the 2013 Constitution. If you don’t like the Constitution you should go out of this house. And I hope if they continue to dislike this Constitution, they don’t stand for Election next year.”
 
The Defense Minister made the comments during his response to the President – Major General (Retd) Jioji Konrote’s address in Parliament.
 
“I join His Excellency the President in commendation to the Constitution of 2013 and the highest sound ideals consisted within, the approach toward Government Reforms in all aspects is evident of the vibrant forms that our Constitution steers the Nation and in form Governance,” he said.

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Parveen Bala labelled the 2013 Constitution powerful as it ensures that everyone works together and there is no race based policies in the document.

Bala says this was the constitution that brought everyone together breaking walls to unite Fijians.

“History will judge Fiji for many things in these 50 years. Some bad, some good but history will have to judge this critical transformation of our country into one united force as one of the greatest achievements amongst  former colonial state celebrating  their first 50 years of independence,”  said Parveen Bala.

He also called out on the opposition party stating that they are scooping down to the ‘gutter of politics’ in calling for a return for a divided and regressive Fiji.

SOURCE: FIJI TV/PACNEWS


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