Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Friday described the situation in the country as “under control” and that the government in Tripoli was “working as normal” after an ex-army official announced suspension of the government and parliament in a foiled coup attempt.

“The government is working like normal, and the situation in the country is under control,” Zeidan said, confirming “everything is just fine,” in his television address.

Zeidan vowed that his government “will not allow anyone to hijack the revolution” that toppled Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, and that the people, not the army are the sole deciders of the country’s future.