Protesting outside a government office used by former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Repubblika called for police to investigate the former Labour leader whilst holding a massive banner reading ‘corruption.’
The organisation’s president Robert Aquilina dubbed Muscat the ‘instigator of a current hospitals privatisation deal’, which was nullified last week by former Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia.
Aquilina went on to accuse Attorney General Victoria Buttigieg and Police Commissioner Angelo Gaga of refusing to carry out their duties of conducting investigations into Muscat as well as former minister Konrad Mizzi.
‘Muscat and his accomplices’ place is in jail’ said Aquilina, saying that it is crucial that those ‘tainted by corruption, abuse and fraud’ are prosecuted.
In response, Joseph Muscat took to Facebook to say that Aquilina, ‘the same person who felt like he had to stay outside during the supposed secret search by police on my home, has deemed himself judge, jury and executioner in the face of the rule of law.’
Muscat said that Aquilina seems to indicate that he knows what is happening during the Magisterial Inquiry. This minimises the trust that can be fostered that this is an independent process.’
He also accused the Repubblika president of ignoring the court’s sentence as well as the general auditor’s report. ‘As I always said, I welcome all scrutiny as it will only confirm that I acted in the interest of the country.’