PN councillor resigns following investigation
The Nationalist Party has accepted Frans Catania's resignation from PN councillor at Zabbar, the party said in a statement.
Mr Catania has also resigned from the council.
The PN said that Mr Catania resigned after he was yesterday investigated by the police about practices at his job with Transport Malta. It said that its representatives had to have the highest ethical standards.
Mr Catania was mentioned recently in connection with alleged bribery related to licences.
His place on the council is expected to be taken by Kevin Plumpton, the only non-elected PN candidate on that council, which has a Labour majority.
The PN over the past few months also suffered the resignation of Nationalist Mayors Nikki Dimech (Sliema) Carmelo Saliba (Zebbug, Gozo) Elizabeth Vella (Sta Venera), the deputy Mayor of Gharb, as well as Sliema councillor Sandra Camilleri (who had disagreements with the party but no issues of irregularities).