UPDATED: PL change plans for Zabbar meeting
In a comment to di-ve.com a spokesperson for PL explained that both parties have consulted together and agreed that no mass meetings will be held next Sunday.
Although during yesterday’s mass meeting at Rabat it was intimated that PL will hold a meeting on Sunday at Zabbar, the meeting will in fact not be held on Sunday 27.
This has been decided in order to let the public enjoy the feats of St Paul without politics.
No PN events on Sunday
PN will not be holding any political events on Sunday January 27 much to the disdain of supporters who aired their disapproval on the party's Facebook page.
The FB status of the PN page this morning read, ' Next Sunday January 27, the Nationalist party will not hold a mass meeting nor any other political event due to the celebrations of the feast of St. Paul'. The issue of not holding political events next Sunday was reiterated in a press statement issued by PN.
Within minutes of this post appearing on FB, a number of supporters reacted with comments holding that irrelevant of feasts mass meetings should still be held. Another post argued that after the meeting at Fossos was not held, PN are now already two meeting behind PL. Same FB member demanded that the traditional PN anthem si played at least once during mass events organised by PN.
A disgruntled supporter wrote that the party will lose out more if PN does not keep delivering its messages. "next Sunday it’s because of St Paul's feast, then its because of carnival. C'mon let's get moving," the FB post said, urging the party to step up on its electoral events.
A spokesperson for PN said that even during an election campaign politics is not, and should not be the be all and end all. National feasts, and traditions, should not come to a halt because of a general election campaign and there are many daily public political activities till March 7, he said. The feast of St. Paul is celebrated by many people irrelevant of their political creed and the Nationalist Party had already declared that there will be no mass meeting, or any other political activity this coming Sunday. The same decision applies regarding Carnival.