The Malta Independent 15 August 2020, Saturday

‘Nobody won today,’ Delia says after President’s decision, adding he will ‘walk the whole road’

Giulia Magri Monday, 13 July 2020, 19:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that nobody won today, in a statement shortly after the President announced that he will not be removing Delia from his constitutional role, while adding that he will walk the whole road.

"I will fight more than I have before, with more determination than before; and all of us must do our part for the love of our country. Today, no one won. We will only win when we will learn how to strengthen ourselves, when we do better for our country, that as a party we will learn from our past mistakes. I will walk the whole road, for the Nationalist Party to do its utmost to face this government."

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Last week, Delia lost a vote of confidence among his parliamentary group, after 19 PN MPs voted against him with 11 voting in his favour. Despite this loss, Delia insists he will remain PN leader.

Delia said that the President's decision must be respected fully and that the Constitution must also be respected. "I am greatly humbled by this decision, (...) and I respect the decision taken by the President." He said that as Opposition leader he will continue giving all his energy and strength to serve Maltese and Gozitans.

Delia thanked the thousands of Maltese and Gozitans who reached out and showed solidarity with him.

Delia then announced how he will continue to fight against the corruption brought about by the Labour Party. "I am here to serve and to fight against corruption and the criminality brought about by this Labour Government." He said that the he will continue working on what the Nationalist Party believes in, fighting for democracy, respecting youths, the elderly and giving a voice to those who have none.

He called for solidarity for the Party and for those who love Malta to be united, and to put their own personal interests aside. "I want to show that we are capable of bringing more people to the Party, and to bring in those people who have lost faith in the Labour Government." Delia said he will reach out to voters in every village to promote the Party's message.

 "We do not give up. I will not give up and cannot give up hope. I will not remove myself from my responsibilities." He said that whilst Prime Minister Robert Abela searches for the lost Memorandum of Understanding regarding Vitals Global Healthcare, the Nationalist Party is obliged to work to find ways to unite. "Today we start working together, not for what the party wants, but what the people want and to bring a better future for the generations to come."


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