Epenisa Cakobau

Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau (pronounced [ðakomˈbau]) is a Fijian chief.[1] Cakobau is a senior member of the Tui Kaba clan and a high chief on the island of Bau. The son of the late Ratu Sir George Cakobau (1912–1989), the former Vunivalu of Bau (Paramount Chief of Kubuna (1957–1989) and Governor-General of Fiji (1983-1983), he is also a great-great grandson of Seru Epenisa Cakobau, the warlord who established the first unified Fijian Kingdom in 1871 and ceded it to the United Kingdom in 1874.

Cakobau has been involved in politics; he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1999 as a candidate of the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), representing the open constituency of Tailevu South Lomaiviti, and when the Conservative Alliance, a nationalistic political party was founded in 2001, Cakobau was chosen as its first president.

Ratu Epenisa is married to Adi Varanisese of Batiki and has 8 children.


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