Ryan Mercieca submits nomination for casual election


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Ryan Mercieca has submitted his candidacy for the 13th district’s causal election.

Mercieca stated that no attack has led him to lose faith in the democratic process. He added that the only thing tarnishing his reputation is allegations that he has rebutted over and over again.

Mercieca went on to say that his nomination is in the name of all those who have suffered injustice.

He said all this after the Nationalist Party (PN) publicly disassociated itself from him. Mercieca, as Gozo NGOs Association secretary, had instituted a libel case against It-Torċa which alleged that he failed to produce documents related to EU funding to the association. But during proceedings, the association’s treasurer claimed that Mercieca had threatened him outside the courtroom. Zammit Dimech said that Mercieca failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for the allegations, and that consequently, it could not consider him as a suitable PN candidate for the upcoming casual election.

He is seeking to contest the causal election to replace the late Frederick Azzopardi along with Maria Portelli, Ċensu Galea, Joseph Ellis and Jason Zammit.