Fiji’s ousted Speaker of Parliament calls for forgiveness at Easter

Pita Nacuva, the ousted Speaker of the House of Representatives has called Fijians to forgiveness.

Nacuva was sworn in as the House of Representatives Speaker on Monday, June 5, 2006.

And while he had little time to serve, he has forgiven those involved in the events of December 5, 2006, leading the removal of the democratically-elected government.

“Beloved Fijians, this is the season for forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32),” Mr Nacuva told the Fiji Times.

In a public statement made this week, he explained that while the spirit of that Constitution “is still hovering over the waters”, it was indeed the season to forgive.

“I hereby with a very clear conscience grant my personal forgiveness to those involved for neither upholding their personal integrity nor dependent on their god-given conscience but succumbed to unjustified external commands, orders, coercion and intimidation.”

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