'The few chosen ones': PN MP laments Delia decisions in run-up to Saturday election

Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi says that he was not invited to a party activity in Tarxien, claiming it was becoming evident that there were 'a few chosen ones' contesting Saturday's election for the party's executive committee

PN MP Jason Azzopardi insists people could not be blamed for believing block-voting was planned for Saturday's election
PN MP Jason Azzopardi insists people could not be blamed for believing block-voting was planned for Saturday's election

Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi has taken to Facebook to explain that he was not invited to an activity at the party’s club in Tarxien on Wednesday evening, claiming the decision to include only selected candidates contesting Saturday’s election for the executive committee was not conducive to party unity.

Azzopardi told MaltaToday that he was contacted last night by party members who were concerned about his absence at the club, where PN leader Adrian Delia and a number of candidates addressed the gathering.

“After a couple of phone calls, I realised that I had not been invited, even though I am a representative of the district in Parliament,” he said. “If I had been informed of the activity, I would definitely have attended, as I always do.”

Kristy Debono – running for president of the executive – and her husband Jean Pierre Debono, who is also running for a place on the committee, also addressed those present.

MaltaToday is informed that former MP Censu Gallea – who is running against Kristy Debono for the presidency of the committee – was not present at the activity.

Azzopardi said he decided to post his message on Facebook because he felt it was important that people understand that his absence was not by choice.

“This is not the right to go about things, especially on the eve of an important election,” he said.

“Such behaviour only portrays – right or not – a picture of there being a few chosen ones versus those who are not, giving more credence to rumours of block-voting in the run-up to Saturday.”

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