Barry O'Farrell resigns: Riverina reacts

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton
Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton
Premier Barry O'Farrell has a laugh at Tumbatrek in 2013. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Premier Barry O'Farrell has a laugh at Tumbatrek in 2013. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell's shock resignation from his position as NSW Premier has been met with silence from his regional MPs.

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Mr O'Farrell stood down as Premier this morning after after a hand-written note thanking lobbyist Nick Di Girolamo was presented to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

His Wagga and Murrumbidgee party members - Daryl Maguire and Adrian Piccoli - are yet to return calls to The Daily Advertiser and Junee Southern Cross journalists.

Mr Piccoli was quoted by media sources as saying he believes "It's a shame that one of our (NSW's) best premiers has been brought down over a $3000 bottle of wine." 

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Furthermore, he lamented the context of the ICAC investigation was to understanding the nature of Obeid family business deals. 

This story will be updated. 

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Barry O'Farrell at the 2014 Tumbatrek. Picture: Alastair Brook

Premier Barry O'Farrell with Lucy Henderson and Margaret Henderson at the 2013 Tumbarumba Cup. Picture: Addison Hamilton/The Daily Advertiser

Premier Barry O'Farrell with Lucy Henderson and Margaret Henderson at the 2013 Tumbarumba Cup. Picture: Addison Hamilton/The Daily Advertiser

Riverina MP Michael McCormack with Barry O'Farrell on the 2013 Tumbatrek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Riverina MP Michael McCormack with Barry O'Farrell on the 2013 Tumbatrek. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, is unable to comment at this time as he is en route to Europe, a spokesman said.

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Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits the Rural Fire Service headquarters in Fernleigh Road in 2013. Picture: Les Smith

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton

Barry O'Farrell visits Wagga during the 2012 floods. Picture: Addison Hamilton