19 Apr 2017

Former Fiji First minister explains party switch

From , 5:03 am on 19 April 2017

A former minister in Fiji who's joined the opposition says his new party better represents what he stands for.

Pio Tikoduadua, who resigned in 2015 saying he had cancer, announced at the weekend he was joining the NFP and would try for candidacy in the next election.

He also revealed another reason he left was because of the lack of consultation by the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum which he described as deeply destructive

Mr Tikoduadua told Sally Round he realised the NFP aligned with his principles and ideas on nation-building over discussions in the lead up to the 2014 election with the party's  leader.

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Photo: Fiji govt