The opposition has been accused by supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of planning to destabilize the country ahead of the upcoming presidential election, Press TV reports.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Left-wing grassroots organizations allied with President Hugo Chavez and university groups released a declaration in which they accused the Venezuelan opposition of plotting to create a climate of terror ahead of the country’s upcoming October 7th presidential election.
The document cited recent events such as the deadly blast at the Amuay refinery an example of the opposition’s acts of sabotage.
“Our principal is to always be mobilized, to be on alert against anyone attempting to sabotage the election on October 7. They will do this to create an environment in which Venezuela will be looked upon as an outlaw state. This will make it easier for military intervention or at least sanctions against Venezuela,” said pro-Chavez political activist Hindu Anderi.
Also the declaration, as well as President Chavez and many other high-ranking government officials have said that the opposition would claim fraud and not recognize the presidential election if they were to lose.
The coalition said that the US Embassy in Caracas was devising plots against President Chavez and his allies.
The revelation comes as President Chavez has long accused the United States and Venezuela’s opposition of joining forces to destabilize his government.
Most of Chavez government officials have, however, refrained from accusing the opposition or Washington of involvement in the Amuay fire, while the opposition and some oil industry experts have said that the explosion that killed nearly 50 people was caused by a lack of adequate maintenance at the refinery.