The FINANCIAL -- According to Civil Georgia, Badri Patarkatsishvili and his allies are “plague” and “devil” and the country should “get rid of them,” Gigi Ugulava, the mayor of Tbilisi, said on December 24.
He was speaking with reporters before the start of an emergency session of the National Security Council, which was convened shortly before the General Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Patarkatsishvili’s campaign headquarters head, MP Valery Gelbakhiani, was suspected of plotting coup.
“This is a plague. Our country is raided by a devil - [Badri] Patarkatsishvili and [Valery] Gelbakhiani – and the country should get rid of this plague, because this is not the fight against the government, this is already the fight against the country. But the state will survive and [the state] will give an adequate response,” Ugulava said.
Secretary of the National Security Council Alexander Lomaia told reporters before the NSC session that the society has seen “what a real plan of opponents” were. He was referring to a video tape issued by the General Prosecutor’s Office earlier on December 24.