Skopje, March 24, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
The two biggest Albanian parties in FYR Macedonia, BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) and PDSH (Albanian Democratic Party) continued to exchange accusations today on corruption.
Zija Jonuzi, senior member of PDSH accused senior officials of BDI in power of benefiting large amounts of money from ministries, besides their salaries.
“Crime and corruption has engulfed all BDI officials who are now demanding the votes of Albanians in order to continue with their theft. Minister of Local Government, Tahiri pays an amount of 800 Euros a month to Musli Musliu, former mayor of Zajaz and current head of the electoral staff of BDI in Kercova. Meanwhile, Ermira Mehmeti MP benefits 500 Euros a month from the Ministry of Defense. We publicly ask them how they are benefitting this money, when it’s a known fact that citizens live in extreme poverty and unemployment”, declared Jonuzi.
Bujar Osmani, spokesman of BDI has reacted against the accusations of PDSH.
“Albanians are expecting to hear today offers made by this party and no lies, which only aim to protect the businesses of the leader of PDSH, Menduh Thaci. These lies are refuted by our successes and projects in the past 3 years”, declared Bujar Osmani.
The two Albanian parties have intensified their rhetoric on the verge of the presidential electoral campaign. /ibna/