Former PN media chief Pierre Portelli has said he will stop publicly criticising MPs following a call for ceasefire last night by Opposition leader Adrian Delia.
At the end of a parliamentary group meeting last night, Delia warned that anyone who speaks against any of the PN’s MPs would automatically also be speaking against himself and the party.
And Portelli has told Lovin Malta that he will obey the PN leader’s words.
“The leader has publicly asked us not to say anything against PN MPs and I won’t defy his request,” he said. “If he’s not the leader anymore, then I might choose to go down another path, but I won’t go against his word.”
When resigning as PN media chief on Monday, Portelli said there are people within the PN who believe they have a divine right to control the party and who must be shamed and exposed before they destroy it.
Portelli then went on a rampage against MPs Jason Azzopardi and Karol Aquilina and former PN executive president Mark Anthony Sammut.
He said Azzopardi should control himself on social media, derided Sammut’s criticism of the PN as “childish” and warned that the PN was caught irregularly taking money from contractors when Aquilina was president of the PN administrative council. He also hit out at Aquilina for accompanying activist Manuel Delia to court for a case he had instigated against NET TV.