Nationalist supporters who want Adrian Delia to resign as PN leader drove their message home by sticking posters onto several Labour Party każini last night.
The protest posters display a mock-up front page of the newspaper It-Torċa with the headline “Let Adrian Delia work”. They were stuck onto at least 11 każini across Malta and Gozo, including in Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Attard, Mosta, Żurrieq, Qormi and Xewkija.
One was also stuck on an old banner of former PN MEP candidate Frank Psaila, whose election campaign focused heavily on his loyalty to Delia.
In a statement, the anonymous protesters said that the PL has a vested interest in ensuring Delia remains PN leader.
“Just as we were guaranteed to remain in government so long as Alfred Sant was PL leader, so too is the PL guaranteed to remain in government so long as Delia is PN leader,” they said. “Delia is dragging us down, and if we head into a general election with him as leader, we’ll ensure that Malta slips into a dictatorship with a government powerful enough to change the Constitution as it pleases.”
The Nationalist Party has been in a state of turbulence since performing disastrously at last month’s MEP and local council elections. However, Delia has resisted internal calls for his resignation, arguing that PN members had entrusted him to lead the party into the next general election.