Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 9 / Trend E.Mehdiyev /
Chairman of the opposition Musavat party Isa Gambar manipulates elections of the party's chairman, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party Siyavush Novruzov said in an interview with the party's official website.
"It's obvious that Isa Gambar has been doing this since the People's Front. He even then created intrigue inside the People's Front and destroyed it and caused a clash between different people. As a result, a group of such people as Zardusht Alizadeh, Etibar Mammadov separated from the People's Front. Thus, he achieved creation of his own party inside the People's Front," Mr Novruzov said.
He also noted at that time Isa Gambar who founded the Democratic Party of Northern Azerbaijan and who headed the Supreme Council took advantage of his powers and appropriated Musavat party founded by Mansour Aliyev. The similar process is taking place today in Musavat.
"In due time Isa Gambar removed all the people who were worthy of heading Musavat. For example, Sulakhaddin Akbar, Ibrahim Ibrahimli, being subject to insult, were removed from there by other people. Even Vurgun Eyub, being First Deputy, was removed from the party. Today Isa Gambar desires release of Arif Haciyev from the prison less than other people," he said.
He noted only Arif Haciyev can nominate his candidacy for the party's chairmanship, the others may score about 20-30 votes.
"These people can not preside over the Musavat. Therefore, Isa Gambar is trying to retain the chairmanship post by any means. Not because he wants to run for president, but because he again wants to get some financial support from international organizations. He is just trying to improve his financial position," Mr Novruzov said.
Musavat party's congress will be held in early March. Whether Isa Gambar remains as party's chairman or not will be discussed at the congress.