Tuesday, April 17, 2007

High Chief Says Interim Govt Should be Careful in VP Appointment

By www.fijivillage.com
Apr 16, 2007

Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa
The Roko Tui Dreketi and member of the suspended Great Council of Chiefs Ro Teimumu Kepa believes that the interim administration and the Office of the President should tread carefully in appointing a Vice President.

This comes after confirmation that President Ratu Josefa Iloilo is considering appointing a VP through a proclamation after the GCC rejected his nomination of Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Kepa said since the GCC has the powers of endorsement, the interim government should ensure that any future decisions would stand up in the court of law.

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Meanwhile, the chiefs from the various Tikina and Yavusa of Vuda will hold a meeting this week at Viseisei to discuss the actions of the GCC which rejected the Tui Vuda, President Ratu Josefa Iloilo's nomination for Vice President.

Spokesperson of the Vanua of Vuda, Ratu Tevita Momoedonu believes that it is crucial for the chiefs from around Vuda to sit and talk about the current situation.

Last week the Vanua of Vuda expressed their disappointment after the chiefs from the two confederacies of Kubuna and Burebasaga did not endorse Ratu Josefa Iloilo's nomination for VP.

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