Such opinion was expressed by deputy Vladimir Landik in aninterview to UNIAN. The deputy decided to run as an independentafter being left out of the party lists.
"The party (of Regions) is being discredited by officials inplaces. Full of themselves, Thieving, spitting on people, andnevertheless by being in our ranks personifying the authority inthe eyes of the people. These people should spend some time injail. Then the voters would believe us, I think.", said Landik.
Answering the question whether he will run in his108th district against the Party of Region's decision,Vladimir Landik said that almost every week he gets calls with suchoffers, "people I meet say, Vladimir Ivanovich, run and we willsupport you".
Being a party veteran it would only be logical to run if not bythe list than in the district where I am fixed by the party'sdecision. That is Perevalskiy rayon and Krasnyy Luch city. But yousee what is happening? People like me, with their own opinion, arenot needed there today. Everything is decided by a small trif oflocal authorities and businessmen close to it. And they decidedthat in this district they will nominate a person who providescover fr illegal mining all over the oblast. A person who has notspent a single day being a part member, who has no weight amongordinary party members", said Landik.
"Well, they nominated him, ok, let it be. But as the famous poetsaid "make your own". Fortunately, the law which I also voted for,provides an opportunity to run as an independent, to representpeople and not clans", said the deputy.