Former Nationalist Party MP Mario Galea hit out at current leader Bernard Grech after comments he made during a Lovin Malta interview in regards to the state of the party under different leadership.
Mario Galea responded to the interview in question saying: ‘Dr Grech, the fact that no one is going to the President does not mean we are happy with you. You thinking the PN is happy with you is an illusion. You might be personally better. But the party is surely not. You broke a party. You sincerely have no shame.’
During the interview, Bernard Grech stated that the Nationalist Party is in a much better state than it was two and a half years ago, when Adrian Delia was the chief of the party.
When pressed about the statement by interviewer Tim Diacono, Grech said that no one from within the party was going to the President to change the leader.
To this, Delia responded in a similar vein to Galea’s response. Delia had stated that whether the party is better or worse is up to the people to decide. ‘But I do not think that it is fair to revel in the fact that you (Grech) were not betrayed’ said Delia.
‘If anything, this is disrespect to the councillor of the party and their vote. Even though I was betrayed, as Bernard Grech reminds us here, I decided, with responsibility, that the party should still not suffer for it and therefore remained loyal.’
Mario Galea’s history with his PN candidature is also strenuous after he rejected claims by Grech that there was an agreement to withdraw his election candidature in lieu of this year’s March election.
Mario Galea had confirmed, along with Clyde Puli, Kristy Debono and Claudio Grech, that they would not be contesting the general election to give way for new blood in parliament.
However, he had revealed that his life had been made a living hell by people close to the PN leadership, despite having already having prepared his campaign.
Source: Lovin Malta, Adrian Delia FB