PSD deputy chairman, Adrian Tutuianu, one of the initiators of the demarche to oust the current party leader, has claimed Wednesday evening that 50 MPs from very strong organisations have signed the letter addressed to Liviu Dragnea and their number is increasing. Tutuianu said the elections in 2016 were won by the people countrywide. He argued that, after solving the crisis, the party will continue procedures on the laws of justice and the amendments to the criminal codes, hotnews.ro reports.
“We are 17 percent below the score registered at the general elections and there is a trend downwards, it’s not a temporary trend. (…) We’ve won the elections and it was Liviu Dragnea’s accomplishment, but it was also the accomplishment of the people countrywide, it was a team work,” Tutuianu said for B1TV private broadcaster.
The PSD deputy chairman said that the party failed to have a serious discussion regarding the situation it is going through. “I don’t want to point only to Dragnea for being guilty. We are also to blame, as the ones accepting the replacement of three governments, the nomination of people in the government who are far from what is needed,” Adrian Tutuianu said.
Asked why this situation was accepted, he said the social-democrats took into consideration the issues that unite them. Regardless of what will happen during the weekend, the party will go on with the laws of justice, the criminal codes and the law on national security.
“We took into consideration the issues that unite us. We continued what PSD has started. We continue with the laws of justice, as the justice system needs resetting, we continue with the amendments to the criminal codes, considering the Constitutional Court decisions, we continue with the laws on national security; we condemn the repeated violations of human rights, these are issues we believe are very important and we have all believed these are priorities, not the dissatisfactions related to one person or to a decision or another. This is why we have tolerated some issued. This time, we have burst out and we are many,” Tutuianu said.
Former PSD Dâmboviţa Executive Secretary: Ţuţuianu did not have mandate to sign the letter
The former PSD Dâmboviţa Executive Secretary, Alexandru Oprea, contradicts his colleagues from PSD Dâmboviţa branch and claims that Adrian Ţuţuianu did not have the mandate of the county organization to sign the letter against Dragnea.
“Last week we had the county Executive Committee. There were several points on the agenda, including the situation of the party. There were opinions saying we were heading in the wrong direction, we’ve fallen in the polls. (…) But no mandate was given to the chairman (Ţuţuianu – our note) to sign the letter requesting what he did,” Alexandru Oprea said on Thursday.
About the colleagues from the organization who declared that Adrian Ţuţuianu had the mandate of PSD Dâmboviţa to sign the letter, Oprea stated that “those people are controlled by Ţuţuianu”.
Alexandru Oprea held, until February 2018, the position of PSD Dâmboviţa Executive Secretary and was chairman of the Dâmboviţa County Council, now he has the position of county counselor. In February, political support for him was withdrawn because the PSD Dambovita branch was not satisfied with his work.
Three leaders of PSD Dâmboviţa said on Wednesday that Adrian Ţuţuianu had the mandate of the organization when he signed the letter asking Liviu Dragnea to resign.