2022 General Election: Misleading information
10 December, 2022, 11:45 am
FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama says Fijians should not to be swayed by misleading information about their religion, as every Fijian had the right to worship in a religious group of their choice.
He made this assurance to voters present at their rally in Nabua Methodist Church hall on Thursday night.
“Fijians have the right to worship in a religious group of their choice,” he said.
“I have received a video of a pastor, who stated that secular state has been implemented to remove Christianity. Another person stated that Christians cannot serve their God, through a secular state.
“If you see, every Fijian still has the right to join the faith group of their choice.”
He said a lot of iTaukei had been influenced by Opposition positions to believe that a secular state will remove Christianity.
Mr Bainimarama said a lot of people were against it because they did not understand it.
In the 2013 Fijian Constitution, Fiji was declared a secular state – where no particular religion or God will be held superior to another and no one will be forced to practise another religion.