The Prime Minister has today stressed that Fiji’s next President will be chosen by the cabinet.
After the abrogation of the constitution by the Outgoing President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo in April this year, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the procedure is clear under the new decree that the name will be given to the Chief Justice.
Bainimarama said Chief Justice Anthony Gates will then make the official appointment. The Vice President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will be Fiji’s Acting President for the time being.
President, Ratu Iloilo goes on leave from tomorrow and will retire from his position after he takes all his outstanding leave.
The Vanua of Vuda believes that the Tui Vuda and outgoing President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo has acted faithfully and truthfully while serving the nation during the political uncertainities in Fiji from 2000 and 2006.
Vanua of Vuda spokesman, Ratu Tevita Momoedonu said they were concerned about the criticisms levelled against Ratu Iloilo for his role and the decisions he took in December 2006, but they believe that the Tui Vuda acted for the betterment of Fiji and all the communities.