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Neophytou: Vgenopoulos backed AKEL election bid

In the latest string of inflammatory accusations made by former Omonoia chairman Miltiades Neophytou against former Cyprus President Demetris Christofias, it has been claimed that opposition party Akel received €2 million by ex-Laiki boss Andreas Vgenopoulos to cover the party’s election costs.

Neophytou claims that Christofias placed him in the Finance Committee of former ruling party Akel electoral race. There he found out that Andreas Vgenopoulos would cover €2million of the budgetary needs for the party’s bid in the elections, including the cost of paying for the travel expenses of students to come to Cyprus and vote.

Neophytou found the €2m amount to be very large, so he spoke with Christofias to warn him of potential “traps”. Christofias responded by saying that the party needs the money for the elections, and that the party will take it.

Neophytou added that he requested that Vgenopoulos’ money would not pass through his company, and his request was satisfied.

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