11 May 2009

Chiefs of Fiji's Ba province give backing to President Ratu Josefa Iloilo

3:37 pm on 11 May 2009

Chiefs of Fiji's largest province have expressed support for President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

A delegation of about 70 from 21 districts of Ba, made a traditional visit to Ratu Josefa last Friday.

Fiji Live says they were led by Ba Provincial Council chairman, Ratu Meli Saukuru, a member of the ousted Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase's government.

Ratu Meli says members of the province and districts hold different political views and differ on the President's decision to abrogate the Constitution.

But he told Fiji Live that right now the President is all alone and needs support.

Ratu Meli adds that during the Council meeting, he urged the members to lend their support to the current administration.

He said that right now there is no other boat going, only this boat and they might as well get on board.

Ratu Meli said they couldn't wait around for five years or argue because there is no Constitution to rely on.