Asked to comment on Pendarovski’s statement made on Wednesday that he was being physically followed by a security intelligence service close to the opposition, SDSM Sec Gen Aleksandar Kiracovski said if Pendarovski thought that was the case, it was then true. VMRO-DPMNE, too, reacted to the statements, describing the accusations as “part of the intra-party folklore inside SDSM and yet another round in Pendarovski’s fight against his internal counter-candidate, Oliver Spasovski.” Pendarovski had also stated that the photos on social media showing him in a dark blue car had come from the following. According to VMRO-DPMNE’s presidential candidate, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, Pendarovski should report the issue because it’s serious. She added, among other things, that Pendarovski had been talking about secret services. However, he had mentioned “services close to the opposition”, not foreign ones.