I am not contesting the election – Robert Musumeci
Robert Musumeci will not be contesting the next elections, the former Siġġiewi Mayor wrote on his Facebook wall on Sunday 16, a decision which he has allegedly taken more than three years ago.
The ex-PN candidate, who has 5156 followers on Facebook and reaped 875 votes in the first count of the 2008 general election, was replying to a post left on his wall by one of the followers of his Facebook page who stated that the country needs people like him.
For the past months Robert Musumeci has been posting politically oriented statuses on his Facebook wall, at times with an LP slant, including posts claiming that the laborites have found Joseph Muscat who has managed to come up with a winning formula; it is the movement created by Joseph Muscat that will win the election and not LP; that Malta should not go for a new government simply because the present one has been there for ages and others. He also backed the statement of PN candidate Claudette Pace, arguing that he sees no reason why a television presenter on PBS should be asked to stop her programme on the basis that she is a candidate for the coming elections.
The news that the architect will be fronting the programme Inkontri on ONE TV, in lieu of Joe Grima, brought with it a new perspective to the wall posts on Musumeci’s Facebook wall. In the past hours a myriad of FB statuses have been posted all bearing the format “I am not a journalist, I don’t chase stories but….”
The statuses continue – I will look for the substance in what the political parties are stating; I want to understand without prejudice what Joseph Muscat can offer as a Prime Minister; I want to see the reasons behind personal attacks; I want to see why campaigns are being orchestrated against particular individuals at particular times, I want to see if fear is justified; I want to see what lies behind certain spins and certain criticism and I have an agenda that I will follow through with.
All these posts have been followed with ‘as from this October’; alluding to the fact that such topics will be discussed in the programme that Robert Musumeci will be anchoring together with Simone Cini.
(Photos from Facebook)