10 Jun 2008

Fiji's GCC taskforce prepared to consider other options for selection of President and his deputy

3:21 pm on 10 June 2008

The head of Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs taskforce says the options available to nominate a President or Vice-President will be considered when all else fails.

Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has said there were many ways to nominate a President and Vice-President.

The Fiji Times reports taskforce head Ratu Josateki Nawalowalo says there's always a plan B and that will be considered when all else fails.

Last month, Commodore Bainimarama said a referendum could be taken to nominate a President and Vice-President if the GCC did not have a quorum.

The GCC appoints both the President and the Vice-President.

Commodore Bainimarama said if the chiefs would not meet, a referendum would take place.

He said if the chiefs failed to do their constitutional duty to elect the President and Vice-President, the people would.