The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, in a sports activity held in the multisports fields of the Artificial Lake Park, spoke about his intervention in the manipulations that were made for the elections of the Albanian Football Federation.
Veliaj said that this ‘war’ was a plus for him and there was no reason to intervene, but he said that he felt obliged to at least clean up the violations that took place in Tirana through the regional football association.
“There are many people who ask me why I get involved in some battles, that maybe someone thinks that they are not for the mayor, but for sports. But I have no regrets that we fought a battle for football, at least for Tirana, because for Kukës there is another mayor, for Vlora someone else, for Saranda, for Shkodra another, but at least for Tirana we said: “In Tirana there is” fair play ”, in Tirana whoever invests in fields, like this fantastic field here at the Lake, will also ask for an account. “When everyone does their own battle, then the sum of our battles produces a better city.” – Veliaj closed his speech at the activity that was held because 2022 is the year of Tirana as the European Capital of Innovation.
Thanks to Veliaj’s insistence, the elections in the regional association of Tirana were re-run after the candidate supported by the federation, Krenar Alimehmeti, was elected chairman by the order of the AFF of Armand Duka. The court noticed violations with the lists and the number of members added, thus giving the right to the candidate proposed by Veliaj Eduard Prodan.