Godfrey Leone Ganado on the subject of Adrian Delia

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:10pm

Mr Leone Ganado, a retired accountant and former senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, wrote this elsewhere and I am reproducing it here. It is interesting that he says Adrian Delia reminded him immediately of Patrick Spiteri. I had the exact same reaction. So did others.

I have been discerning the situation since the candidates put forward their names. I have also had the opportunity to meet Adrian Delia and Chris Said on a one-to-one basis.

I must say that, based on my 40 years of professional experience which saw me analysing CVs and interviewing candidates for my firm and clients, my appraisal of Adrian Delia was to immediately put his name aside as ‘potential risk’.
He immediately reminded me of a person who is at present in court on serious fraud allegations and who has been eluding justice for a number of years.

As an island state which built a strong positive reputation for a long number of years, we cannot afford to keep pushing down this reputation into the bin of disrepute.

We have in the last couple of years had nominations to the European Union flatly refused, for different reasons, with great embarrassment. These included John Dalli, Toni Abela, Leo Brincat and Chief Justice Camilleri.

We have had the notorious Panama implications of Joseph Muscat, Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri added to the definition of textbook cases of money laundering.

We have also had various allegations of fraud and money-laundering by the political class, as well as sex adventures and links to gentlemen’s clubs by a cabinet minister.

On the domestic front, we have also had our protectors of Justice, including a former Chief Justice, accused of involvement in the drug world.

There are so many others, but we have heard enough of this ‘mala vita’ and it is about time that we stand strongly against the birth of another case.

Adrian Delia is just not fit for purpose and would be another great risk and another big nail in Malta’s reputation on the international scene. Can anyone ever imagine Adrian mingling with the world elite with the baggage that he already carries?

Many say that if he is not elected, it will be the end of the Nationalist Party. I say that if he is elected he will deliver the Party into the hands of the Mafia gang at the Auberge de Castille, who are subtly masterminding his election as another solution to cover up their skins in the money-laundering cases in which they are involved.

I appeal to all those having a say in these elections to block this situation from happening.

The likes of Giorgio Borg Olivier would be turning in their graves seeing how naïve we are, irrespective of intelligence or otherwise, in throwing our party to the dogs and contributing to a possible PNPL partnership in supporting the criminal world.