Said’s mes­sage to PN mem­bers: the party’s best days are yet to come

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

In a mes­sage yes­ter­day to the Na­tion­al­ist Party mem­bers who will be vot­ing on Satur­day in the lead­er­ship elec­tion he is con­test­ing, Chris Said pledged that, “As a leader of the Na­tion­al­ist Party, I will seek unity at all times. To­gether, we will be strong, we will re­new our party and we will win. The best days for our party are yet to come.”

Said re­marked that while the party needs “a rad­i­cal change”, that change “must take place sen­si­bly”. “Dis­man­tling for the sake of dis­man­tling will not lead us far. On Satur­day you will chose the next leader of our party. It's a great priv­i­lege but also a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

Like any other ma­jor de­ci­sion, he said, the de­ci­sion calls for re­flec­tion and fore­sight. “I'm putting all my cards on the ta­ble,” Said re­marked.

“Each one of you knows who am I, what I've done, why I'm in pol­i­tics and where I stand on ma­jor is­sues. From the 17th of Septem­ber on­wards, I want to lead a po­lit­i­cal force that is rel­e­vant, mod­ern and or­gan­ised, ready to em­bark on an am­bi­tious pro­ject, build­ing a cred­i­ble plan for the sus­tain­able fu­ture of our econ­omy. I want a party that is in­tel­lec­tu­ally geared to en­ter into a con­ver­sa­tion with all stake­hold­ers and with the pop­u­la­tion at large.

“We must re­group and re­or­gan­ise, bot­tom-up, so that ev­ery­one is part of this pro­ject and no one feels side-lined. I want a party with whom you can get what you de­serve, and not the party that is con­stantly hes­i­tat­ing to com­mit it­self.

“I want a party that will, once again, be the choice for Mal­tese work­ers. I want a party that has our el­derly at heart. I want a party that builds the fu­ture of our coun­try based on ed­u­ca­tion. I want a party that will work to in­cen­tivise the self-em­ployed and not make their life more dif­fi­cult. I want a party that will fight crim­i­nal­ity and en­sure that our au­thor­i­ties have all the re­sources to do that. I want a party that sets its own agenda.”

He said that when the re­sults are an­nounced on Satur­day: “I will gather the three other con­tes­tants and urge them to bring all our sup­port­ers to­gether so that we en­sure that the true win­ner is the Na­tion­al­ist Party.”

Said pledged to work with ev­ery­one, “even with those who pre­ferred to see some­one else elected as leader. I guar­an­tee open doors to all those will­ing to work hard with­out any per­sonal in­ter­ests to see the Na­tion­al­ist Party mov­ing for­ward. We will do all this with­out be­com­ing a copy of the Labour Party, with­out trash­ing the val­ues and the party's iden­tity crafted by Ed­die Fenech Adami. Thank you for your trust.”

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