PN can win the next general election if it unites - Delia

The PN’s political adversaries were doing everything in their power to divide the party and stop it from finding its feet again, according to leadership contender Adrian Delia

19 August 2017, 10:06am
PN leadership candidate Adrian Delia
PN leadership candidate Adrian Delia
The PN can win the next general election if it unites behind the winner of the upcoming leadership contest, according to leadership contender Adrian Delia.

Delia made the statement at a meeting with party members and councillors at the PN club in Zabbar yesterday, in the run up to the September election. 

He insisted that the PN’s political adversaries were doing everything in their power to divide the party and stop it from finding its feet again, but that “thousands of Nationalist supporters together with those who want to vote PN again are sending a clear message of unity.”

It was “precisely because the PN is very relevant to people’s lives that the country is alive with discussions about the appointment of the leader of the  PN,” Delia said.

Councillors who will be voting on September 2nd must listen carefully to what the party members and supporters had to say, because they would be making the first choices about who would be leading and the methods that the Opposition would be adopting in the coming years, he said.

Adrian Delia reminded those present of his proposals for the party and the nation, should he be elected leader. “I want to change the structure of leadership so that the members of our committees do not simply remain those who distribute memberships but are also given the space they need to make the PN’s politics.”
 
Amongst other measures, Delia proposed the strengthening of party media, youth movement and the appointment of two assistant secretary-generals and a full-time Director for local councils. 

Delia also had words of praise for the “valuable contributions” of Ann Fenech and Alex Perici Calascione who had financially restructured the party over the  past four years. Their teams’ work must not be discarded after September 16, but used as a foundation for further growth from the positive achievements of outgoing PN leader Simon Busuttil, he said.