January 21, 2014
Horan demands apology for estate slur
Brendan Horan is demanding an apology from Winston Peters after the executor of his mother's estate found no evidence to enable him to make a claim against the former New Zealand First MP.
Mr Peters sacked Mr Horan after other family members claimed he had inappropriately used his mother's bank cards.
Mr Horan plans to stand for Tauranga in this year's election.
The independent list MP has wants to form a new party, the New Zealand independent Coalition, to promote the principle that MPs should take direction from their electorates.
He says his name has now been cleared, and Mr Peters needs to accept that.
"He was wrong. He listened to the wrong people. What he should do is just apologise. And then if he had an ounce of decency he'd bugger off and just resign because he's just destroying NZ First which had great party principles but are being destroyed by the narcissistic attitude of the man leading it," he says.
Mr Horan says leadership now is about empowering people rather than the autocratic style of New Zealand First.
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