“I am an uncomfortable president in a land that pretends to want to change.” The Sicilian Governor immediately enters with a straight leg to announce his step to the side for reappointment to the Presidency of the Region. Dark in the face, even if he tries to smile, Nello Musumeci makes it known that he has no intention of resigning, on the contrary. “I will not leave, I have a commitment with the Sicilian people, which I assumed when they elected me, and until the last day I will serve my region and the Sicilian people in their legitimate interests while remaining with a straight back and with the same moral integrity and the same enthusiasm of the first day “, he reiterates forcefully. But he is angry. And he shows it. Here is the official announcement: “In the next few days, once the ballot has been completed, the leaders of the center-right will meet in Rome. I told my leader, Giorgia Meloni, that I thank her for the tenacity, perseverance and passion with which she defended the law. to my reapplication, that if my name turns out to be divisive I will be ready to take a step to the side. If all this can serve to identify a single candidate. When they find him they will introduce him to me and we will all be happy to be able to support him “. In short, it is not a step backwards, but a last attempt to recompose the center-right coalition for his reappointment. “I said that I am ready to remove the disturbance, but mine is not a surrender, I have never given up, except when the Eternal Father wanted my son with him – says Musumeci – I am an uncomfortable President but I believe in the coalition of the center-right, I believe that the unity of the center-right is a value to be protected and safeguarded “. And he repeats: “If my name for re-nomination is divisive, I’m ready to take a step back.” “I’m not resigning, it’s not a surrender. I’m not giving up. I want the center-right to win again and continue along the path of change.” He then he launches the attack. Deadly: “I said everything I had to say. I hope you will tell me soon, if I do not have to be the candidate of the center-right for the presidency of the region, the truth. But maybe if someone tells the truth the center-right would jeopardize the next victory. .. “. More does not add, the Governor Musumeci. Who, however, reiterates: “I am not selling off my future candidacy for a post in Rome as a senator or who knows what else. I do not accept compromises, nor has Meloni ever offered me such a barter. She knows my morality well and I know she”. Then, a dig at the President of Ars Gianfranco Miccichè, who in recent months has often attacked him: “In the last year I have suffered unspeakable attacks from friendly fire, more concerned with delegitimizing the President of the Region than attacking the opposition”. And he explains: “I had excellent relations with the party secretaries of the coalition until a few months ago. While winning in all the polls by national institutes in the last six months, in all possible ones, in all possible electoral scenarios that they give me a winner, yet for some of my allies I remain a divisive president and I receive attacks, it is a paradox in the land of paradoxes. “The day began with the loyalists at Palazzo d’Orleans, then the councilors Then Nello Musumeci says:” that I have sown in these five years, or I will step aside, I will continue to do politics as a militant “. A day that began with the faithful at Palazzo d’Orleans. A meeting of the parliamentary group of Diventerà Bellissima all’Ars, also extended to the former grillini of Attiva Sicilia now merged into Diventerà Bellissima, including Angela Foti and Sergio Tancredi. The first to arrive are Giusi Savarino and Alessandro Aricò, recently appointed, amid controversy, councilor for education in place of the new mayor Roberto Lagalla. Then a face to face with the councilors of the council of him. In the Sala Alessi, among others, Marco Zambuto, Toto Cordaro, Toni Scilla, Manlio Messina, Mimmo Turano, Ruggero Razza, Marco Falcone are seen. But why did Musumeci come to this decision, after having insisted for months that he wanted to reapply? He excludes that the boos received on Saturday evening at the Greek Theater in Taormina, during an award ceremony with the comedians Ficarra and Picone and Tony Servillo, influenced the side step. He smiles: “Friends, are you really? The boos have nothing to do with my decision. No, no, comedians are comedians and they do it as a profession, they are paid to do it. Besides, they played our game.” And he says he is convinced that it was “an organized claque with 12 people and the claque is always a manifestation of weakness and never of strength”. Then, a dig at the M5S and the undersecretary Giancarlo Cancelleri: “Speaking of the disastrous condition of the roads, they did me a favor. Because the Region deals with everything except roads, they are the responsibility of the provinces or the State, therefore of the M5S” . “We fought against the central government, the M5S has a Sicilian undersecretary for infrastructure. The competence lies with the Democratic Party and all the other political forces that support this government, except therefore the Brothers of Italy”. Giorgia Meloni replied to her decision to step sideways, says: “This remains in the confidentiality of the dialogue between me and her. I can only say, however, that she appreciated my availability but wondered, together with me, why I should take a step back. ” In short, Musumeci’s is not really a step backwards but his willingness to reapply. On one condition, however: a united center-right. (by Elvira Terranova)
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