Adrian Delia has finally put his words into action and has asked Louis Galea to trigger a reform within the Nationalist Party in the hope of breaking the impasse and finally move forward, in the hope that sometime soon this country will have a united and valid opposition.
Precious time has been lost, true, but it is useless crying over spilt milk now. This is a unique chance to move forward and all Nationalists of goodwill must embrace this challenge and regroup to make up for the lost time, that has left the once glorious party battered and bruised. This saga has exposed the weaknesses of the PN, but if one takes a closer look at the whole situation, we now know how strong the Nationalist Party is, how, notwithstanding the barrage, the heavy losses, the internal disputes, it is still standing, down yes, but definitely not out.
Louis Galea knows only too well how to head a reform. Hailed by many as the leader the PN never had, Dr Galea spearheaded a reform when the PN was swimming in the same waters that it is swimming now. He introduced a new way of doing things and now he has the opportunity to be the catalyst of the New Way that Delia was preaching about two summers ago.
One must not expect miracles. Unless Dr Galea finds the necessary co-operation, his intervention will be futile. Those rocking the boat, from both sides must be able to recognize their mistakes and eat humble pie if needs be. This is not primadonna time. Either everyone pulls in the same direction or else might as well stay at home, throwing insults from behind the computer screen.
Nationalist Party supporters must realize that ultimately, success rests on obtaining good result at the elections. At this point in time the PN barely has the influence of a pressure group. The new Presidents within the PN, Perici Calascione and Mifsud Bonnici are both pillars of integrity and should help make Louis Galea’s task less daunting. The fact that there was unanimity in the executive’s last meeting also augurs well.
The PN is made up of proud and opinionated people. Hard-headed yes, but intelligent too, and even though some may seem arrogant, they all love the party and have dedicated long hours to its service. The PN needs all the help it can get, I am sure that with common sense prevailing, everyone will ultimately find a niche to contribute for the greater good.
It took the MLP twenty-five dreary years to reform itself. I am of the opinion that PN’s overhaul will take much less than that.