MP Franco Debono says in his latest blog that the PN has chosen its most unpopular minister – Austin Gatt – to run its election campaign and the last time this happened was in 1996 when the PN lost heavily.
Debono’s hopes that the PN might turn over a new leaf with Simon Busuttil as new deputy leader trying to heal the wounds of disunity have been shattered with the PN issuing a statement that the Executive Committee’s ban on Debono to stop him from being on the PN’s ticket in the coming election stands.
Debono sees the hand of Gatt in stopping him contesting in the coming election and in stopping the PN from reconsidering its decision. Debono says that while Busuttil wants a reconciliation process to start within the PN, Gatt wants to persist on the path of confrontation. Debono says that most of the PN’s troubles started after Gatt did not resign over the BWSC and Arriva fiascos.
Debono reminds Gatt that he has a pending motion of no confidence in him and that with him in the cabinet Debono will vote against the Budget for 2013.