CHP Chairman: Ignoring the will of the people of Van means setting a trap on it!

CHP Chairman Özgür Özel spoke about the usurpation of Abdullah Zeydan's certificate of election in Van saying: "Ignoring the will of the people of Van is setting a trap to it."

CHP Chairman Özgür Özel made a statement regarding DEM Party member Abdullah Zeydan, who was elected as co-mayor of Van Metropolitan Municipality, not being given a certificate of election.

Speaking to ANKA, Özel reminded AKP President Tayyip Erdoğan's statements that he would respect the election results and said: "I attach importance to this speech. Yet, there was a metropolitan mayor who was elected and received three times as many votes as his opponent, but a trap was set for him and the certificate of election was given to the second for votes. If they uphold this, the president’s words will become null and void."

Özel added: "If the people of Van vote and elect someone as their metropolitan mayor, it is our duty to respect their will. They did this in the past when repeating the Istanbul elections. They paid a heavy price. I don't think they will attempt such a thing. I expect them not to continue with such a mistake and such a new black mark."