15 Aug 2011

Fiji's CCF praises Reeves legacy

1:53 pm on 15 August 2011

The head of Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum, the Reverend Akuila Yabaki, says Sir Paul Reeves has left a great legacy for Fiji.

Sir Paul who died at the weekend chaired a commission that resulted in Fiji's 1997 constitution which has since been annulled by the regime of Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

But Reverend Yabaki says a 2009 Fiji court decision showed the constitution reigned supreme which is a credit to the great work Sir Paul did for Fiji.

He says it's important for Fiji to continue this.

"Getting rid of race-based voting and bringing the voting age to 18 years of age would bring the country more in line with the vision that was contained in the Constitutional Review Commission which was chaired by Sir Paul."

Reverend Akuila Yabaki of Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum