(ANSA) – CATANIA, 28 JUL – “Today I submitted my resignation as mayor of Catania. It was a very painful and long-considered choice and the moment had already been identified well before the unpredictable crisis of the Draghi government. resignations are always hovering among the insiders and in the press, even if those who invoked them during the day did everything to avert them at night “. This was stated by Salvo Pogliese mayor of Catania suspended from office in application of the Severino law for his sentence, on July 23, 2020, of the Court of Palermo for embezzlement to 4 years and 3 months of imprisonment in the process of reimbursements to the Ars. “After the unjust and unexpected suspension of January 24, despite illustrious constitutionalists who supported the opposite thesis with conviction, also supported by what the Constitutional Court has always sanctioned – says Pogliese in a note – I evaluated together with my council what the decision was better for the city. A council perfectly entitled to lead the administration in my absence and which I thank for this “. The council will remain in office until the appointment of a commissioner, who will have the powers of mayor and aldermen, who must be appointed by the Sicilian Region in 20 days.
The resignation of Pogliese, one of the two regional coordinators of FdI in Sicily, was expected for today, according to rumors, the deadline to allow him to be a candidate for Parliament for the policies of 25 September. (HANDLE).