An audio recording which appears to be a conversation between high ranking party officials around a "Kamikaze" or "Stalking Horse" campaign against former Wildrose Party Leader, Brian Jean, in his UCP leadership campaign against Jason Kenney is making the rounds online.
The recording centres around the leadership campaign of Jeff Callaway who entered, and then left the race mid-way, throwing his support behind Kenney, who won to become UCP leader.
Former PC Deputy Premier, Thomas Lukaszuk posted the recording on his Facebook page and says the recording shows Kenney knew about the plan in advance.
"The audio shall I say, in no uncertain terms, says that Jason Kenney was briefed on this and was fully aware of this and this fully aligns with some of the evidence that has been filed over the last three or four days with Elections Alberta, that indicates, sworn affidavits, indicate there were money transfers to campaigns to do just that and that Mr. Kenney, allegedly, was aware of it."
Lukaszuk, says some may question the authenticity of the audio.
But, he says if this audio came out in isolation, you could argue it's authenticity, but it's validity is backed up with other evidence.
"This audio actually provides context to the very comments made by MLA's in the House and current investigations being carried out by Elections Alberta. That's exactly what they're investigating. There are actual sworn affidavits, not by one, but by a number of people filed that claim the very same thing that this audio tape so nicely lays out for us."
Lukaszuk was surprised by the recording saying it's "sort of third world politics." Adding, it's a "very corrupt thing to do."
So far no one in the UCP has responded in regard to the allegations.
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