Listen: Arrigo stepping down from PN treasurer role

To stay on as PN deputy leader

Robert Arrigo
Miguela Xuereb

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The Nationalist Party’s deputy leader Robert Arrigo has announced that he will no longer be serving as the party’s treasurer, and has asked the party’s executive committee to find a replacement.

In an announcement made on the party’s radio station Net FM, however, Arrigo emphasised that he would be continuing to serve as the party’s deputy leader for party affairs.

Arrigo had announced his imminent resignation earlier this year, but subsequently withdrew his resignation. In his announcement, he confirmed that he expected to continue acting as the party’s deputy leader until the next general election was held, adding that there were indications that this would happen next May.

The MP and businessman had stepped forward to cover the role of party treasurer after the resignation of his predecessor Antoine Zammit in September 2019. Zammit, who owns a Qormi computer shop, had been appointed to the role only the previous August, but resigned after a video emerged in which he explained how IPTV clients could access adult channels.

Earlier in the day, Arrigo had requested that the upcoming party leadership election, pitting embattled leader Adrian Delia against Bernard Grech, should be postponed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. But his request was rejected by the party’s electoral commission.