Fiji's main opposition party says it will appeal against a High Court decision which declared the election of its party president illegal.
Last week Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma said the Sodelpa party's AGM last year breached both the party's constitution, and the country's 2013 constitution.
After the ruling, Fiji's registrar of political parties, Mohammed Saneem, said he'd removed Ro Filipe Tuisawau as party president.
But today, the Sodelpa leader Sitiveni Rabuka said the party will appeal against the High Court's decision.
He called the ruling unfortunate, saying it sets a bad precedent for other political parties and law regarding meetings and associations.
Mr Rabuka said his first priority once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted will be to hold a new AGM to resolve the matter.