Lower Chamber member Cristian Rizea, the leader of PSD’s Bucharest District 5 branch, stated on Sunday evening that he had a discussion with PSD President Liviu Dragnea following the scandal within PSD Bucharest, and decided to cancel the protest meeting against “controversial” Robert Negoita (photo), however he wants PSD’s Executive Committee to arbitrate the issue, according to mediafax.ro.
“The controversial Robert Negoita is no longer accepted by us, by a majority of district branches. The reasons are multiple, and they have accumulated in the last 4 months. Starting from the petty game he tried to play when he took the decision to run against Mr. Liviu Dragnea for the leadership of PSD, and culminating with the wave of veiled threats against some of our colleagues, threats according to which he allegedly has certain audio-video recordings, this proving that he is a toxic character for PSD,” Cristian Rizea pointed out in a communiqué.
The PSD Lower Chamber member explained that he had a talk with Liviu Dragnea and the dispute within PSD Bucharest will be settled within the Executive Committee.
“At this moment, following the talks I’ve had with PSD President Liviu Dragnea, my colleagues and I have taken the decision to suspend the protest meeting scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. outside the District 3 Mayoralty. I am confident that PSD President Liviu Dragnea and my colleagues within the National Executive Committee will analyze, with a lot of wisdom, the conflict within PSD Bucharest,” Rizea pointed out.
The planned protest meeting was meant to demand the resignation of Robert Negoita from the offices of mayor and President of PSD Bucharest.