The candidate for president from UKROP, MP Oleksandr Shevchenko signed a memorandum for fair elections, which stipulates integrity during the election of the President of Ukraine on March 31. He put his signature under the relevant document during the program “Right to Rule” on the air of “1+1” TV channel.
The memorandum was also supported by five more candidates for the highest state post.
“The whole country has got used to the fact that we have a competition not of intellect and mind, but of bribes. This is how the current authorities have got used to vote-buying or just buying everything they want without paying attention to the opinion of ordinary people,” said Oleksandr Shevchenko.
The UKROP member has mentioned that one of the manifestations of corruption in the current election campaign is the registration of candidates-clones having the same or similar names to the oppositional participants in the race. In particular, it concerns Oleksandr Shevchenko himself.
“The authorities are afraid of those for whom they create clones. One of the candidates has a clone. My “clone” is also Shevchenko and he was registered first and began to hang bright billboards, looking for his wife,” said the representative of UKROP.
At the same time, the MP hopes that the law-enforcers will respond to the facts of corruption during the current presidential campaign.
“I think if today our law-enforcement system comes to life, perhaps in the person of Avakov or other honest law-enforcers, then it will not allow, in particular, President Poroshenko to continue neglecting the law, and spitting in our faces,” says Oleksandr Shevchenko.
At the same time, the UKROP member called on people to prevent bribing at the elections, which would help to overcome corruption in the country.
“A country where the bribes and not the common sense prevail cannot succeed a priori. If we do not overcome corruption, which today is based on bribes, then we will not have a happy country. Do not vote for those who are buying you. I do not say that you have to take money, but vote for the others. I just say: let’s break the bribery schemes,” he concluded.