Georgian Dream _ Democratic Georgia Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze says that ex-PM and Tbilisi mayoral candidate Giorgi Gakharia has drug-related issues.
According to Kobakhidze, Gakharia has developed an addiction to drugs lately, and his addiction is now so strong that he cannot go without drugs even for a week. In Kobakhidze's words, the former PM did not manage to present his drug test results within five or seven days.
''You know, UNM head Malia showed solidarity with everyone who did not dare to undergo a drug test. This encouraged Gakharia to refuse the test despite his previous readiness to do so. This is the man we are now talking about; this is the man who strives to win 3-4% of votes. What matters now is our determination not to let the National Movement take revenge,'' Kobakhidze told the Public Broadcaster.
Earlier, Georgian Dream mayoral candidate Kakha Kaladze passed a drug test and noted that no traces of drugs had been found in his system. He called on his colleagues to follow suit.
Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze said that he would no longer have questions if the former PM and current mayoral candidate Giorgi Gakharia agreed to undergo the drug test that very day. However, later Gakharia stated that the Samkharauli Forensic Bureau was contriving a scheme against him, which is why he planned to undergo a drug test abroad.
UNM Chairman and Tbilisi mayoral candidate Nika Melia said that he has no problem with undergoing medical examination, and he had repeatedly done so before.