David Agius to contest PN deputy leadership for parliamentary affairs

Nationalist Party parliamentary whip David Agius has announced his intentions to contest for the post of deputy leader for parliamentary affairs

David Agius
David Agius

Nationalist Party parliamentary whip David Agius has announced his intentions to contest for the post of deputy leader for parliamentary affairs.

Taking to his Facebook page this morning, Agius said that the support he received from the public as indicated by him being elected on two districts in the last election, together with his vast experience from working in parliament made him a viable candidate for the role.

Speaking to MaltaToday, Agius reiterated this claim, adding that the feedback he received from all quarters was “exceptional”.

“I’ve worked at all levels in the party, and I’ve carried out my role as parliamentary whip both in government and in opposition. I’ve been with the PN through the good times and the bad times, and I wanted to contribute to the party the best way I could. Therefore, owing to my long line of experience in parliament, I decided to contest the position,” Agius said.

When asked about how, if elected, he would coordinate his work with the new PN leader – one of four contenders vying for the job, namely Chris Said, Adrian Delia Frank Portelli and Alex Perici Calascione – Agius admitted that he had spoken with all four, and that he wanted to play his part in the party regardless of who was leading it.

Referring to himself as a “people’s person”, Agius said that he would remain so, and that he would work to bring the Nationalist Party “closer to the people.”

“I am going into this with the PN in mind. I want to help by using my experience and the support people have shown me in the last election. I am a people’s person and I will work to bring the party closer to the people and win the next general election.”

Aguis added that in the coming weeks and months, he would be willing to meet with any person who wished to do so.

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