Gladys Berejiklian has emerged for the first time since resigning from Premier of NSW.
The former Premier thanked her supporters for their encouragement while visiting her Willoughby electorate office (which was flooded with gifts, flowers and handwritten cards) on Wednesday.
“I want everyone to know that I will read every single card, every single message,” Ms Berejiklian said on Wednesday.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone, and I want everyone to get behind Premier Perrottet, I know he will be an outstanding leader.
“Follow the Premier’s words and make sure we come out of lockdown as safely as possible.”
#BREAKING: Former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just spoken to the media for the first time since resigning on Friday. Ms Berejiklian spoke outside her electorate office in Willoughby and encouraged the public to get behind her successor, Premier Dominic Perrottet. pic.twitter.com/oUg2yTsGZm
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) October 5, 2021
On Friday, Berejiklian said she had no choice but to resign after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced it would investigate her for alleged corruption.