Ontario Progressive Conservative interim leader Vic Fedeli announced on Tuesday that he will not run for the permanent leadership of the party.
Fedeli, selected as interim leader on Friday by the PC caucus after Patrick Brown resigned in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, said he needs to devote all of his energy to fixing problems within the party instead of launching a leadership campaign.
Problems include issues with its computer systems, membership analysis and internal reporting.
“It has been a chaotic time for our party,” he said. “I will root out any rot that has manifested itself. All of this needs work and that’s what I intend to do.”
He said he needs to devote all of his time addressing multiple problems, including questions about the actual number of party members.
The party doesn't have as many members as it claims https://t.co/V880H0CEdB https://t.co/naRnwH8LZt
— SharonSisterUpstairs (@mmccdenier) January 30, 2018