THE National Federation Party says it is alive and well and will be there for the general elections scheduled for 2014.
NFP president Raman Pratap Singh said: "The country is at the cusp of a new direction with the announcement of the constitution consultation process.
"While the NFP believes the 1997 Constitution was a very good constitution and it is unfortunate that it was purportedly abrogated, we do realise the realities in Fiji.
"With reluctance, therefore, we will need to participate in the constitutional consultation process and the plan for the general election in 2014."
Mr Singh made the comments in his welcome address at the party's working committee meeting in Suva yesterday.
He said the party welcomed the appointment of Professor Yash Ghai as the chair of the Constitutional Commission.
"We believe Prof Ghai will lead the commission to a fruitful and acceptable outcome," he said.
Mr Singh said the NFP was heartened by the statements of Prof Ghai in which he called on government to remove restrictions which will hinder free and open discussions on political issues.
"We also welcome the government assurances that the commission will be allowed to operate independently," he said.
"The NFP has the necessary experience to work in respect of the constitutional consultation. We played a key role in the making of the 1997 Constitution."