Joe Giglio has brushed off suggestions that he could become the PN’s next leader, urging supporters to unite behind the current leader Bernard Grech.
“The PN has a leader and we should all unite behind our leader,” the PN MP said when questioned about his leadership ambitions in a new interview with Lovin Malta.
“If we continue discussing this rather than focusing on the way we have to regroup or reshape, we’re not going to get anywhere. We have a leadership and there is no leadership issue at the moment, so please let’s stop discussing this and let’s focus on what is more important.”
“What is more important, in my role as home affairs spokesman, is that we have a country where law enforcement has collapsed. We have a demotivated police force. Are you happy with this? I am not.”
Grech’s popularity among the electorate has declined since last March’s general election, with a July survey by MaltaToday placing his trust record at a dismal 21.4%, compared to the 50.4% enjoyed by Prime Minister Robert Abela.
Giglio admitted that enthusiasm among PN supporters has waned since the election, which the PL won by over 39,000 votes, but urged them not to lose hope.
“People would have been disappointed and lost and would have asked themselves how we can improve,” he said.
“Obviously people would ask themselves if the party will get on its feet again. My reply to them is ‘yes of course’. It is a process which it has to go through, it is a long and difficult process but it will be done if we pull up our sleeves together and work for one common aim.”
“Just feeling lost means nothing. Just feeling lost won’t solve anything. Just waning down in your enthusiasm won’t get you anywhere. You have to roll up your sleeves and the more difficult the times are, the harder you have to work.”
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