Rabat - Secretary General of the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane seemingly can't stop talking about his political opponents.
Rabat – Secretary General of the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane seemingly can’t stop talking about his political opponents.
During a speech to an audience of the party’s supporters in Agadir on Sunday ahead of the municipal and regional elections scheduled to take place on Friday, September 4th, Benkirane slammed the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) as drug dealers, saying the party is using money from drug trafficking to fund their electoral campaign.
Benkirane, who has been trading verbal jabs with PAM since the beginning of the electoral campaign, also described the party led by former CDG chief Mustapha Bakkoury as ‘a catastrophe’ and a party that was ‘born with a deformity’, and which ‘poses a danger to the state and society’.
The Head of government spent most of his speech attacking PAM, accusing the party founded in 2008 of ‘failing to defend the monarchy in 2011’ in the midst of the so-called Arab Spring that saw a series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa.
“Some of them fled while others hid,” Benkirane told the thousands of the party’s sympathizers who flocked to hear his speech in Agadir. “The PJD took to the streets and assumed its responsibilities. We supported the monarchy,” Benkirane added.
Benkirane also attacked Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party Hamid Chabat. According to him, the Istiqlal party has agreed to join forces with other parties in the opposition camp in an attempt to bring down his government. He added that the opposition “which is afraid of him” sought to postpone the elections “several times hoping a drop in popularity of the PJD.”
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