5 Apr 2013

Fiji political union holds meetings over draft constitution

7:49 am on 5 April 2013

A former Fiji Prime Minister says former political rivals have united for the sake of the country.

The United Front for a Democratic Fiji has this week held public meetings to raise its concerns about the regime's draft constitution.

Headed by former political party leaders, Mahendra Chaudhry, Ratu Jone Kubuabola, Raman Pratap Singh, Attar Singh and Mick Beddoes, the Front's meeting in Suva on Wednesday attracted about 300.

Mr Chaudhry says they spoke out against the regime's draft in no uncertain terms.

Mr Chaudhry says it is the wish of the people that the former politicians unite and tackle the regime and he supports that move.

"Well for the sake of the country I think that is the best option that we have. We cannot fight what we have before us by remaining divided. We have a common purpose and we need to get together to be able to achieve that."