The former MP of EDEK, George Varnava, calls on the president of the Movement, Marino Sizopoulos, to give a substantiated answer to what is recorded in today's publication of “Politis” (and in other publications in the past such as that of https://oparatiritis.com.cy /) and relate to the issue of writing off a loan held by a company in which he was a shareholder. “The president of the Movement”, states in a written statement George Barnabas, “in his interventions in the media, as in the past, he gave explanations on this issue, but without giving to the public any presumptions that would remove any doubts against in his own person and in our Movement “.
In addition, the former MP of EDEK calls on Mr. Sizopoulos to immediately take the necessary and necessary measures in the issue that arose with the financial director of the Movement, who according to the report of “Politis”, has used checks of the Movement to serve his own personal interests.
This is the statement of George Barnabas:
“In recent days, as in the past, the issue of writing off 956,000 euros from a loan held by a company in which the President of our Movement, Marinos Sizopoulos, participated as a shareholder, through the company IO KTIMATIKI LTD, until the point of The Ecologists' Movement to make harsh attacks of criticism on the President of our Movement himself and to declare that in no way can he support him for the presidency of the Parliament.
Last Monday, the President of the Movement in his interventions in the media, as before, gave explanations on this issue, but without giving to the public any evidence that would remove any doubts against his own person and our Movement.
At a time when banks are selling the homes and property of people who, for objective reasons, are unable to repay their loans, a Political Leader must have the presumption of proof in order to defend not only his own name but also his own. of the Movement he leads. This should have been done by President Marinos Sizopoulos a long time ago in order to stop any whispers which, as he claims, are not true.
Today's article in the newspaper Politis brings the issue back to the fore. It records details on this issue and creates the immediate need for the President of the Movement to respond publicly, in every detail, honesty and with evidence to any reproach included in this article so that no shadow is hovering over his name and over the Movement.
Every Edekitis, as well as every Cypriot citizen, is interested in the answers and the documented clarification of the positions of the President of the Movement to the very essential questions, as they result from the article.
As for the Financial Director of the Movement referred to in this article, that he has used the checks of the Movement to serve his own personal interests, the President of the Movement should immediately take the necessary and necessary measures. He may not interfere in the finances of the Movement, as he states, but he does not stop being the President and bears direct responsibility for everything that arises within the Movement.
The answer given by the Chief Financial Officer is questionable, ie that due to workload he confused the check blocks, and that he realized it in March. As mentioned in the article, two people sign the Party's checks. Is it possible that when you put his signature he did not realize that there was a second signature? Also, did it take about 2 months for him to realize it, as he says, and return the money to the Movement? While the checks had already been redeemed by their holders?
The President of the Movement should immediately take the necessary measures to check from an external Audit House all the financial agreements and finances of the Movement, and if and if it appears that there were indeed any irregularities, then he should take the appropriate action. to protect the Movement.
I believe that the President of the Movement has the obligation and must answer clearly, honestly and substantiated to the above questions that arise through this publication, in order to protect himself, and the Movement, otherwise it remains exposed and this has serious implications for the Movement.
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