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Embattled Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia delivered a message to party supporters on the party’s media on Thursday night. The message came after an eventful day which saw MPs Chris Said and Claudette Buttigieg visiting President George Vella and nominating fellow MP Therese Comodini Cachia as Opposition Leader.
Delia asked the President for a meeting which was held early afternoon following the meeting with Said and Buttigieg. MPs Beppe Fenech Adami, Jason Azzopardi, Karl Gouder, Herman Schiavone, Mario de Marco, and Ivan J. Bartolo were seen entering the President’s Palace in Attard.
During his address, Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that he was hurt and angry. He insisted that he shall continue trying to modernize the party since he still enjoys the trust of party supporters who had elected him.
Delia also spoke about his meeting with President George Vella.
The embattled leader insisted that each person had to shoulder their responsibilities. He explained that each MP who spoke to the President will have to decide whether they would like Partit Nazzjonalista leader remains the Leader of Opposition. He maintained that he had given his word to the paid up members of the party who voted him.
He insisted that he will remain both Opposition Leader and Partit Nazzjonalista leader.
Therese Comodini Cachia nominated as Opposition Leader
During the day, PN MPs Chris Said and Claudette Buttigieg went to President George Vella to inform him that Delia no longer enjoys the support of the majority of the MPs.
Dr Therese Comodini Cachia was nominated in his stead.
Under article 90 of the Constitution, the President can remove the Leader of the Opposition, if in his judgement, the leader no longer commands the support of the parliamentary group.
Delia lost a vote of confidence on Tuesday.
If appointed, Comodini Cachia will be the first woman to take up the role.
Late Thursday evening, Dr Delia released a statement on Facebook saying that he would remain as Opposition Leader.
Writing on Facebook, the embattled leader said that he was angry and hurt after others turned against his leadership. He insisted that he will remain on as a leader and says that he aims to unite the people and the party. He warned that the necessary actions will be taken at the right moment and within the party structures.