The Malta Independent 4 August 2020, Tuesday

Watch: Adrian Delia confirms he will contest leadership election, has faith in members

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 21:01 Last update: about 1 day ago

Adrian Delia confirmed this evening he will be contesting the party’s upcoming leadership election, saying he would do so with “great determination and courage.”

Delia was addressing a press conference shortly after the PN’s General Council voted 56% to 44% in favour of holding a leadership election. Delia had already said he would contest such an election.

“I have faith in the tesserati. The decision to give the choice of party leader to the party members means that we believe in true democracy.”

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Delia said he had always wanted, despite, harsh opposition, the decision to be taken by the tesserati.

“Whoever wins, the most important thing is that we show that the people will be the winners. “

He said it is important that the choice is made by the many, not by the few. “Now it is up to the tesserati to choose the destiny of this party.” 

“Three years ago, they elected me to serve for an entire legislature. There were those who wanted to throw away this decision, but I am determined to serve until the end of the term.”

Delia said he will keep working for the party should the members choose another leader. “I will respect the decision and work with the new leader for the benefit of the party and the country because I truly believe in democracy.”

“If you choose me, I will bring about the changes you have been asking for. In the coming days I will be explaining this under the slogan, ‘Mod gdid b’nies godda’ (A new way, with new people.)

Adrian Delia confirmed this evening he will be contesting the party’s upcoming leadership election, saying he would do so with “great determination and courage.”

Delia was addressing a press conference shortly after the PN’s General Council voted 56% to 44% in favour of holding a leadership election. Delia had already said he would contest such an election.

“I have faith in the tesserati. The decision to give the choice of party leader to the party members means that we believe in true democracy.”

Delia said he had always wanted, despite, harsh opposition, the decision to be taken by the tesserati.

“Whoever wins, the most important thing is that we show that the people will be the winners. “

He said it is important that the choice is made by the many, not by the few. “Now it is up to the tesserati to choose the destiny of this party.” 

“Three years ago, they elected me to serve for an entire legislature. There were those who wanted to throw away this decision, but I am determined to serve until the end of the term.”

Delia said he will keep working for the party should the members choose another leader. “I will respect the decision and work with the new leader for the benefit of the party and the country because I truly believe in democracy.” 

“If you choose me, I will bring about the changes you have been asking for. In the coming days I will be explaining this under the slogan, ‘Mod gdid b’nies godda’ (A new way, with new people.)

“You have the choice of whether this will be the party of the people or the party of the few. In the coming weeks I will be meeting with people to listen to them and explain my vision for the party and for the country.” 

Delia said he wants the party to have people who truly believe in this cause, who are “willing not only to fight corruption but also hate. To govern in this way when we regain the credibility of the people.”

Asked by The Malta Independent, Delia said he would stay on as an MP should he lose the election, “and make sure that the party keeps gaining credibility and becomes an alternative government.”

Asked why he will not resign now that he has been defeated for a third time, Delia asked how he could betray the choice made by the party members. “Only the tesserati can decide who is the party leader.”

He said that, should he win the election, those who do not accept the result would not be helping the party in the elections and would “hardly deserve a place in that event.”

Those who put themselves before the party, and who base their arguments on lies and calumnies, would not be doing any good for the party.

Messagg mill-Kap tal-Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia

Messagg mill-Kap tal-Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia

Posted by Adrian Delia on Saturday, 1 August 2020
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