Messina and the Croce case, Barbera (Forza Italia): “He is right not to resign, he has the support of the party”


By John

Forza Italia in Messina intervenes on the issue of the hypothesis of ineligibility – incompatibility of the municipal councilor Maurizio Croce and which led the Messina City Council to vote, just over 15 days ago, on a resolution centered on articles 9 and 10 of Regional Law 31/1986.

The party takes a position through the city coordinator, Antonio Barbera, which “recalls how much the City Council represents the deepest sense of the democratic expression of a city and that its representatives are the free result of the active electorate”. I make this premise – observes the Forzista coordinator in Messina – because in some ways the debate we are witnessing, massively amplified by social media, seems, instead, wanting to place the issue on the exclusive level of political opportunism. This entails the risk – observes Barbera – of losing sight of the matter at the level of the law, to which decisions are delegated, and turning it into a personal issue: this must be avoided and councilor Croce was right to never fuel this cloying discussion , preferring focus its attention only on the legal aspects, also with the memos presented and which reiterate the reasons, explained on a legal level, for which he does not intend to resign”.

For the member of the Azzurri, “if first they wanted to attack Maurizio Croce for his absences from the civic assembly, let's remember all justified absences, now we are looking for normative elements, giving a clear and non-interpretive interpretation, as various sentences have recalled in the past of the Italian TAR, of the Council of State and also of the Court of Cassation to also guarantee the passive electorate which is a constitutionally guaranteed right”.

“Therefore, we can only agree with Maurizio Croce's decision not to resign. He has the support of the party. Forza Italia does not intend to participate in the game of seats, the only interest around the 'Croce case' and the positioning battle to generate new checks and balances for the parties within the Chamber of Palazzo Zanca”, concludes Antonio Barbera.