“Musumeci says he is ready to take a step to the side if his name were to be divisive? Do you still have doubts? He is making the whole Region ‘sciarriare’ (quarrel ed). He has made many mistakes and continues to play the victim. ‘friendly fire’ he speaks of. He was his own first enemy. ” The President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly Gianfranco Miccichè, who is also the coordinator of Forza Italia in Sicily, waited 24 hours before responding, point by point, to yesterday’s press conference of the Sicilian Governor Nello Musumeci. In which the President of the Region announced that he was ready to withdraw his re-nomination in October if his name were to be “divisive” in the center-right coalition. Yesterday, Musumeci never mentioned Miccichè’s name, but spoke explicitly of “unspeakable attacks from friendly fire”, referring to the former Deputy Minister of Economy. And today, for the first time, Miccichè claims “a Forza Italia candidate for the Presidency of the Sicilian Region”. But he must have three characteristics: “from Fi, Palermo and woman”. “Musumeci has made many mistakes, if he had had the ability to understand his mistakes, today the situation would not be this – says Miccichè in an interview with Adnkronos – Several councilors reassured me that he would have changed, but not only has he not changed . Yesterday he also had a press conference in which he talks about ‘friendly fire’ as if we had decided to shoot him for a fact of power and this does not suit me “. And he explains that “it is clear that the name of Musumeci is divisive, day after day. He did so by breaking, for example, the relations between the parties and their councilors. And today he divides even more, indeed he does not divide in half, but Today the majority forces are not happy with Musumeci’s work, both in the management of the Region and in the management of human relations. There will never be a company that works with the administrative director who hates the sales manager .. . “, he explains recalling his past at Publitalia. “Musumeci is convinced that everyone was angry with him – continues Miccichè – while it is he who is angry with everyone, he has an attitude of absolute suffering towards Parliament, towards other parties, I would like to clarify this. this situation immediately “. Then Miccichè goes into more detail of yesterday’s press conference. When Musumeci referred to a sentence pronounced some time ago by the President of Ars complaining that the Governor did not “let the ball be touched”. “There are balls of different colors, plastic, rubber, leather. There are balls that cannot be touched ….”, Musumeci said yesterday. And today Miccichè counterattacks: “What are you referring to? -He says -What are you talking about? Let him say clearly which balls cannot be touched. I would really like to understand what these poisoned balls are”. And then he considers Musumeci’s phrase about “truth” “disturbing”. The Governor said yesterday: “I hope the truth will be told to me soon, if I don’t have to be the candidate. But if someone tells the truth, the Center-right would jeopardize their victory …”, he commented. “Musumeci must speak clearly, without metaphors. What was he referring to when he spoke of the truth that would jeopardize the victory of the center-right? “, Miccichè repeats again.” It is as if he were lese majesty towards the President “Then Gianfranco Miccichè reiterates:” We never talk about what to do, as soon as there is someone who talks about something it is as if he were lese majesty towards Musumeci “.” It is as if there was a resentment towards himself – says the President of the Ars – because no one has done anything to him . I look at myself in the past and think: what was the thing I did against Musumeci? Why did I talk about it from a journalistic point of view? “.” If you think you have the right to re-nominate you, you need a person who talks to people, parties and even the opposition. You cannot have that attitude with the opposition, always an attitude of attack, continuous “. The blue coordinator in Sicily, then, explains why” this time it is up to Forza Italia the candidate for the Presidency of the Region “.” At this point we claim our right to present our own candidacy, if then we sit around a table and if we understand that there is a better candidate than the one I propose, we are always available for comparison. However, at this point I do not understand how one can imagine that Forza Italia, which has proved to be the first political force in Sicily, does not present its own candidate. “And on the name of the Brothers of Italy MEP Raffaele Stancanelli, of whom the name is repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency, Miccichè says: “Saying from now on that the name of the unitary candidate belongs to the Brothers of Italy, is out of place, I struggle to understand it”. And on the ‘friendly fire’ that Musumeci spoke about yesterday, Miccichè explains: “I don’t know what you mean by unspeakable attacks, I don’t know. It is true that I criticized him in the press, yes, but on the end of this legislature and on the fact that he had and continues to have an unbearable attitude towards everyone, but especially towards parties “. And he remembers:” Democracy is made up of three pillars: one is represented by the parties, which guarantee the relationship with the people, the second pillar is the Parliament, that is the controller of what the government does and then there is the press that advertises what Parliament does and the government. There are three pillars that cannot be ignored, and he certainly destroyed the first two pillars. He did not intend to discuss with the parties or with the Parliament. “And again on yesterday:” If he had said: ‘I was wrong, my attitude was not understood’ it would have been different. Instead, nothing, it’s all the fault of the others “. The President of Ars also talks about the whistles received by Musumeci at the Greek Theater in Taormina when he was on stage with the comedians Ficarra and Picone. Yesterday Musumeci spoke of” claque di 12 people “.” To be clear, I don’t allow myself to call Ficarra and Picone, but if there really was an organized club, I have no idea who could have organized it. As far as I’m concerned it’s not part of my lifestyle. When they told me what had happened I was already in bed. I was sleeping. Not only did I not know anything about it, but looking back at what happened on stage I can say that in such a context, with Nobel Laureates and internationally renowned writers, you cannot make a political catwalk, it annoys the public by showing off the successes of your government “.” Ficarra and Picone are very good and not because they attacked him on stage – he says – because they have a quick joke. They are witty and good. How can you think it was organized? “. And he also takes it out on Musumeci’s words about the” uncomfortable “President.” Who are you referring to? One who still aims to remake the President who speaks in this way? “. Miccichè closes the interview by claiming once again a candidate of Forza Italia:” Forza Italia has shown once again that for 30 years we have been the first party and not we have never had the President of the Region, I have always preferred unity in order to go forward and win. But now there is a widespread feeling from Palermo that firmly asks for Palermo’s candidacy because he never had it. Now it’s up to us. “But could the name be that of Gianfranco Miccichè?” No, I rule it out. He must be from Fi, Palermo. And woman. And I, by eye, have the first two characteristics but not the third “. (By Elvira Terranova)
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