Shpend Ahmeti has resigned from Vetevendosje on Wednesday amid internal faction of the biggest opposition party in Kosovo. He was one of the most important political figures of the Vetevendosje and the second most voted man after movement’s leader Albin Kurti.
Pristina Mayor Shpend Ahmeti has finally aligned with the faction within Vetevnedosje who in December last year offered resignation from leading positions within this opposition party and are expected to formalize their faction. In a public letter announcing his resignation Ahmeti said that internal disagreements have harmed the spirit, faith and consequently the cause of Vetevendosje. “I no longer believe that the organization in the present state is the fastest path to change, at least not in line with my attitudes and beliefs,” he wrote in his resignation letter distributed to media. “”as of Today I am no longer part of the Vetevendosje,” Ahmeti concluded the letter. But he assured citizens of Pristina of continuing his work through transparency and accountability and implementation of reforms.
In December 2017, senior members of Vetevendosje, including former leader Visar Ymeri and secretary, Dardan Moliqaj, have resigned from their positions over intenral disputes and dissatisfied with the founder and re-elected leader of this party, Albin Kurti. The party risks splitting after exchange of accusations and resignation of MPs and other senior officials.
Ahmeti left Vetevendosje after seven years of membership, and before he was one of the founders of a political party Fryma e Re (New Spirit) which during 2010 general elections failed to reach 5 per cent threshold.