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Pepa Ferrando

The provincial Partido Popular group in Alicante are working to ensure the expulsion of the six members of the local PP in Orihuela who refused to vote in an anti corruption motion.

The provincial secretary of the PP, José Juan Zaplana, has confirmed that the party has been in contact with the city clerk in Orihuela to confirm the documentation required to ensure that the six are no longer representing the PP in the opposition of Orihuela, and is currently processing the required certificates to confirm their lack of status within the PP.

The six members, Pepa Ferrando, David Costa, Victor Bernabéu, Encarna Ortuño, José Antonio Aniorte and Araceli Vilella, were expelled by the PP in February, but they remained representing the group in the last plenary meeting.

Meanwhile, in a press release, Ferrando has criticized the provincial body, and claimed how they are making hundreds of people of Orihuela “casualties” of a “war” against the executive whereas they refuse to allow them to represent the party, after these members have “stayed true” to the party and the people of Orihuela for the last four years.

Ferrando also states how the PP continues “skipping their own statutes, because with the expulsion of the legitimate president, the next step was to implement a management and popular assembly convened within six months”. But in Orihuela, they bypassed the internal democracy of their own party, “looking after neither for the rights of the members, nor the will of supporters and activists”.

With hundreds of signatures supporting Ferrando and the renegade group, it is becoming increasingly likely that a new spin-off political party will be created and will stand in the elections in May against the PP and other political groups.

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