Fiji’s Land Force Commander Colonel Pita Driti has warned those who plan to go ahead with the Methodist Conference in August to be ready to face the consequences.
In an interview with FijiLive this morning, Colonel Driti said no one is above the law.
He maintained it does not matter whether the church changes the venue of the occasion – the conference will not be held.
His comments comes after reports that Rewa high chief Ro Teimumu Kepa said that the conference can go ahead in her province despite Government’s decision.
“You all are under Fiji’s jurisdiction. So whatever you do anywhere, you are still subject to Fiji Laws.
“The fact remains that we must obey the law and rules of the government of the day,” he reiterated.
Colonel Driti said those who violate the law “will face its full brunt”.
Meanwhile, the Methodist Church Standing Committee, the executive arm of the church, is meeting in Suva today to discuss Government’s decision to cancel their annual meet on the grounds of “national security”.
The committee was given the permit to meet based on certain conditions, including the non-inclusion of “political elements” – former presidents Reverend Tomasi Kanailagi and Reverend Manasa Lasaro.