16 Sep 2008

Fiji leader issues a stern warning to political parties which pull out of forum

2:24 pm on 16 September 2008

Fiji's Interim Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has sent out a stern message to political parties who are threatening to pull out of the Presidential Forum.

The Commodore said the parties not interested in taking Fiji forward through a new electoral system can wait on the sidelines when the Forum proceeds.

Fiji Village reports the Commodore as saying parties should understand that the forum will only go ahead after the People's Charter is endorsed by the people of the country.

The National Federation Party President ,Raman Pratap Singh, said this is the first time Commodore Bainimarama may be getting all the political parties together and he should not restrict the forum agenda.