Sammut will not contest PN leadership, pledges to work towards ‘radical change’

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Another prospective candidate for the PN leadership, Mark Anthony Sammut, has confirmed he will not be in the running for the post, as those seeking to replace Delia appear to have coalesced around lawyer Bernard Grech.

MEP Roberta Metsola and MP Therese Comodini Cachia have both confirmed that they will not be contesting on Thursday. Grech is yet to make any public statement on the matter.

Sammut is a Gudja local councillor, and had been the party’s executive committee president before resigning last year in the wake of the PN’s poor showing in the European elections.

In a statement issued on Facebook, the 34-year-old said that many had encouraged him to contest, from within and from outside of the party; particularly hundreds of young people.

F'dawn il-ġranet ħafna minnkom ikkuntattjawni u ħeġġewni biex nikkontesta l-elezzjoni għal Kap ġdid tal-Partit…

Posted by Mark Anthony Sammut on Friday, August 7, 2020

But he emphasised that he could still make an important contribution to the PN in other roles, and pledged to work tirelessly towards bringing about a “radical change” in the party.

“I promise all my efforts to bring forward your voice and your vision within a new leadership team. I will work tirelessly so that in the shortest time possible, all those who have drifted away from us, will once more feel welcome and comfortable to return.”