FRCKOVSKI BEEN BRIBED BY THE GREEKS?
SDSM presidential candidate Ljubomir Frckovski during his tenure as Minister of Interior had asked president Gligorov to accept representatives of the Greek Government who were ready to wire $1 million dollars to bank of his choosing, if he was ready to help and change the name of the country.
At today’s press conference, VMRO-DPMNE spokesperson Aleksandar Bichikliski said the above statement is taken from the book of Macedonian ex president Kiro Gligorov.
“In his book of memoirs, titled “Macedonia is all we got” Gligorov states the following: ‘One day, the minister of interioir, Frckovski, proposed to accept people from the Service, to inform me of something of great importance. I accepted the individuals where they explained they have met with their Greek colleagues who officially proposed if I were to help in changing the name, the Greek Government would transfer 1 million dollars to any bank in the world’ stated Gligorov” says Bichikliski.
“At this meeting, Gligorov was angry, and as the man in charge had requested for Grilakis (Greek Government representative) to be removed from Macedonia. However, two months into his request, Grilakis not just that wasn’t removed, rather had attempted to bribe Gligorov with an amphora from the Aegean Sea, brought in the presidential cabinet by a policeman. Deeply insulted, Gligorov had asked the policeman to return the amphora to Minister of Interior Frckovski. One month later, Frckovski showed up in Gligorov’s cabinet with a golden Rolex watch and a bracelet. Gligorov, angered by the amphora, and the latest gifts, told Frckovski to take the Rolex back, to which Frckovski replied ‘I also got the same watch and bracelet’”.
“We would like for Mr. Frckovski to explain the statements from former Macedonian president Kiro Gligorov including Gligorov’s statements on bribery by Athens and accepting of those bribes by Macedonian Governmental officials.” added VMRO-DPMNE spokesperson Bichikliski.
According to Mirka Velinovska, presently journalist for Nova Makedonija and former close advisor to current president Branko Crvenkovski, Gligorov assassination had been prepared by politicians (B.C., L.F...) on Athens' payroll who were troubled by Gligorov's stubbornness in not changing the name of the country.
The country name was eventually changed by the SDSM (without public knowledge), to the current UN acronym days after Gligorov’s assassination attempt when all of the public attention was focused on Gligorov.