Conscience of the nation
11 April, 2015, 12:00 am
SIX years ago, on Thursday, April 9, 2009; and likewise six years ago on Friday, April 10, 2009, two completely opposing decisions and actions took place in our beloved nation.
Those two opposing decisions and actions are haunting the conscience of our nation so far.
They will continue to haunt us and affect our positive development and growth in all aspects of life unless we reconcile them properly and in a godly manner.
On Thursday, April 9, 2009, the Fiji Court of Appeal declared to the nation its landmark decision on the Qarase vs Bainimarama Civil Appeal No. ABU 0077 of 2008.
The decision was very clear.
It laid down the proper constitutional road that we should follow to take us back to parliamentary democracy.
The current Government needs to put right our conscience as a nation by publically stating the current legal status of the decision of the Fiji Court of Appeal on Civil Appeal No. ABU 0077 of 2008 as referred to above.
Six years ago on Good Friday, April 10, 2009, the late President, HE Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, through an Extraordinary Government Gazette proclaimed to the people of this beloved nation that the 1997 Constitution of Fiji had been “wholly removed, revoked and abrogated”.
The constitution which we had received, give to ourselves as ours and witnessed by God.
Again, the Government needs to put right our conscience as a nation by publicly stating to us in clear legal terms why the 1997 Constitution of Fiji has no legal status anymore.