Activist of Musavat Opposition Party Accuses Brother-in-Arms of Disloyalty
Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 January / corr. Trend J. Babayeva/ Elnur Mammadli, the former Chairman of the youth organization of the Musavat party accused the newly-elected chairman to this post Tural Abbasli of cooperation with Ilgar Gasimov, the head of the Road of Azerbaijan political movement. Mammadli's appeal to members of the Party's Council said.
All the regional departments of the Musavat party moved to the Road of Azerbaijan political movement in 2007. Later the party denied this and said that the number of those who moved to the Road of Azerbaijan political movement is exaggerated. The party also accused Elnur Mammadli, the chairman of the youth organization of cooperation with Ilgar Gasimov, the head of the Road of Azerbaijan.
"The party rumoured that I was cooperating with the Road of Azerbaijan political movement during preparations of the conference of the youth movement while the newly elected chairman Tural Abbasli was taking part in a picket organized by Ilgar Gasimov's political movement," the appeal said.
Musavat's current activities are directed against Ilgar Gasimov, Taleh Aliyev, the deputy chairman of the Road of Azerbaijan political movement said to Trend.
"When we plan to hold a picket we appeal to all to take part in it, but not draw up a list of those who will attend it," Aliyev said.
According to Aliyev, Tural Abbasli could have taken part in their pickets as well.
"We are very happy that there are young people in the Musavat party who put the interests of the Government above the interests of party," Aliyev said.
Elnur Mammadli was elected chairman of the Musavat party's youth organization in March 2007 at a party conference. The party's council did not recognize the conference results due to the changes made in the charter concerning age limit. Tural Abbasli, the new chairman was elected at a conference held in December 2007. The party council meeting will be held on 27 January where Tural Abbasli is expected to be approved chairman of the youth organization.
Mammadli considers the appointment of the new chairman illegitimate saying that the conference where he was elected was full of violations.
"I think it would be expedient to hold a new youth organization conference that will confirm the rules of the party," the appeal said.
Tural Abbasli rejected Mammadli's accusations and said that the conference did not violate any rules.