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Guardians of the State

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces should always be ready to accept its role as the custodian of any government that comes into power after the election therefore being apolitical.

RFMF Commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga made the statement as Fiji looks forward to September 17.

"I also remind our returning soldiers from the Golan Heights of the political situation we are in, as soldiers we don't want to take part in any political activity. We should not involve ourselves nor should we be participating in any political activity," Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said.

"But rather we should remain apolitical and non-participants in any of these political activities for the mere fact that we should be ready to accept the role of the custodian of any government that comes into power after the election.

"We can only do that if we remain neutral in all preparations prior to the election, during the election and accept the result of the election and subject ourselves to the government that comes after the election."

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga told his soldiers to familiarise themselves with the Constitution to understand RFMF's role.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga also congratulated his soldiers for their exemplary service at the Golan Heights.

"I say this with a lot of pride because when I went to New York the accolades for that rapid deployment and the fact that we saved the UN presence in Syria," Brigadier General Tikoitoga said.

"If we had failed to do what we did, if the government did not allow troops to go at that time, we could have threatened the presence of the UN in the Golan and Syrian Heights.

"And the fact that we were able to mobilise and train ourselves within the 3-4 weeks where we were deployed in the month of June is much appreciated by the UN."








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