Andrea Mano and more than half of the members of the leadership of the Democratic Party in Korça, publicly resigned today, leaving this branch in complete chaos. People who for 8 years fought for the victory of the opposition and supported Lulzim Basha, but also citizens understood who was really the latter.
But why this act? Apparently it all starts with Basha’s infidelity towards a group of leaders of the local branch, and because Basha is aiming to appoint the leader of the Democratic Party in Korça, Ervin Salianji. So he exchanged Andrea Mano with his “Babale”.
It is said that in the last elections, the DP itself has spent hundreds of millions Lek for campaigns in the Korça region. Everything was controlled and commanded by Salianji. While Andrea Mano was isolated and ranked seventh on the candidate list. Meanwhile, another candidate in the winning list, is claimed to have paid people close to Lulzim Basha about 150.000 euros to be in that position.
So Salianji has been a strong local leader in this election. From funding, to putting names on the list. Andrea Mano, the local head of the DP branch for 8 years, settled in both cases out of the winning list. Both in 2017, and in 2021. While “Babale” in both cases has been on it.
But why ”Babale”? With what threatens Ervin Salianji, Lulzim Basha, to force the latter to always put him in front of the local leader, or in front of other important political factors of the Korça region?
Losing continuously in Korça, as in 2017 with 20.000 votes less, or in 2021 with 10.000 votes less than in 2013. So there is something wrong. There are hundreds of thousands of euros spent during the election campaign, Range Rover, bodyguards, names listed in exchange for money given to Lulzim Basha’s family.
But in the meantime there is also a video rumored in the corridors of the DP. And this is the main problem. Official sources from the DP headquarters told CNA.al that when the video-interception “Babale” took place, another video was made, which Ervin Salianji often advertises at the tables with his close friends.
He intercepted and recorded Lulzim Basha during the time when was made the “Babale” video in the office of the latter, ie the conversation they had about the publication of this video-scandal. Although they were aware that the person recorded with the audio-tapping “Babale”, was not the brother of the then Minister of Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj.
So it is this interception that apparently keeps already Ervin Salianji tightly tied to Lulzim Basha, and forces the latter not to abandon Salianji today, preferring to split the Korça DP.
So the removal of citizenship and the return of Ervin Salianji to the main political factor in the Southeast region.
Beyond the political allegations that money may have been paid for parliamentary seats, or over the amount of money spent on the election campaign, the video seems to be credible news, an event that may have really happened.
This can explain why Lulzim Basha remains a “hostage” of a scandalous MP. So it destroys a DP branch for a man like Ervin Salianji, who seems to be at his best moment, in his greatest success. He is destroying the Democratic Party in Korça, and he is doing this with the support of Lulzim Basha, who is suspected of being a hostage of a video or money that was paid in the election campaign and his family ties with the sale of mandates in exchange for money. /CNA.al