[UPDATED] PN MP Franco Debono said the campaign for the election of PN Deputy Leader has shown him that there will be no real change in the PN before the election and is as irrelevant as the budget.
In his latest blog Debono also revealed that while he collected his voting document he will not cast it in Friday’s election. One of the candidates in the election, Tonio Fenech, has been harshly criticised by Debono in recent weeks, going as far as presenting a breach of privilege against the minister a few minutes before Fenech was due to start reading the Budget speech.
“After I followed what came out of the Deputy Leadership campaign I wasn’t impressed at all and I am now convinced that no real change will happen within the PN before the election which, after the PN disciplined three dissenting mps seems to be heading for a considerable defeat.
What has amazed me most in this campaign is Mario Demarco’s spite, envy and jealousy for Simon Busuttil. He has campaigned not out of love for Tonio Fenech but more out of hate for Simon Busuttil. His motivation - Hu go fik Simon!
One of the main reasons the PN risks seriously losing the next election is that it was very weak with people who mismanaged like Austin Gatt whilst disciplining people who only voiced people’s concerns and pushed forward fundamental reforms. This showed the PN to be very undemocratic and intolerant.
In any case, unfortunately it is too late in the day for any new deputy leader to effect material and concrete changes to a free falling and crumbling PN – the momentum is too great to reverse.
Thus, whilst I have collected my vote, I have decided that I will not cast my vote in the Deputy leadership election.”
One vote Debono is keenly expected to play a part in is the vote for the Budget due on the 10th December. He has repeated time and again that he will vote against the Budget.