FORMER FijiFirst party Cabinet minister Pio Tikoduadua said he joined the National Federation Party (NFP) to ensure a brighter future for his children and for the country.

While addressing a gathering at Rakiraki Village yesterday, he said the future of the country and especially that of the youths was at stake.

This had prompted him to come out of retirement and to enter national politics.

“I am happy to be at the front and I am happy to cop the bullet,” he said.

“That is the risk, I take but it is a risk that is actually worth taking. Because, I am not taking it for anyone else, I am taking it for my son and my daughter.

“That’s my motivation. Because if I don’t, they are going to go through worse. So don’t let your children go through worse, they have been through enough.