Today Fiji has a new President by electing Ratu Epeli Nailatikau to become the fourth President of Fiji. He is from Kubuna, the Vunivalu clan. Words that he used today were 'Make me an instrument of Thy peace, Lord' are appropriate for this time. May God help him in this new position.
SUVA, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's newly appointed President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was sworn in on Thursday at Government House, Suva by the Chief Justice Anthony Gates.
Nailatikau, former speaker of the House of Representatives, will serve for three years in Fiji's highest office of the land.
He was also a former commander of the Fiji Military Forces where he spent 20 years and former diplomat of 17 years.
On July 30, 2009, he became acting President after the retirement of Ratu Josefa Iloilo aged 88 and his appointment was decided by the interim Cabinet.
After the swearing in, Nailatikau spoke on the need for unity, love and hope.
Nailatikau has been an active advocate on HIV/AIDS after his appointment as UNAIDS Special Representative for the Pacific.