Disy party leader Annita Demetriou was on Wednesday fighting to keep her political house in order as its members continued their infighting.

An interview by former Disy President Nicos Anastasiades earlier this week scratched old wounds and unleashed a wave of bickering – which came in the form of poems and song lyrics shared across social media.

Anastasiades called former Disy leader Averof Neophytou a bitter man he would not deal with, prompting Neophytou to hit back with a quote from poet Manolis Anagnostakis  and say thousands of people were left embittered after choosing to once trust Anastasiades.

Demetriou’s efforts to quell the infighting on Tuesday did not stop Disy members from picking sides.

“It is best to say less or say nothing at all for something that belongs to the past,” the party leader said on Sigma.

“Leave the bitterness behind.”

Demetriou said everyone has the right to say their opinion but “at present, and with the situation we have to manage, if we care about Disy, if we care about our Cyprus then say less or leave what is in the past there.”

There has been an “explosion of fire” with individuals trying to decipher statements but the question should be how the party can be helped, she said.

Chris Triantafyllides, member of Disy’s political bureau said Neophytou was left feeling bitter not because he lost the presidential elections but because of those who “stabbed in him in the back” and betrayed him after pretending they supported his candidacy.

“Does that ring a bell Mr Anastasiades?” he asked.

Disy spokesman Nicos Tornaritis quoted excepts from Dionysios Solomos’ Hymn to Liberty, parts of which are used as the national anthem for Greece, and Cyprus which uses it too.

The lines he used referred to the hold division bears, while no one smiles.

Even Akel’s general secretary Stefanos Stefanou entered the fray quoting the lyrics of Cypriot composer Alkinoos Ioannides “all these lies words were coated in.”