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BBC Wales's Rhun ap Iorweth
"Dafydd Wigley has always maintained that his decision to resign was nothing to do with alleged plotting against him."
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Monday, 31 July, 2000, 10:16 GMT 11:16 UK
Ousting rumours 'unfair' says Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley was given "no ultimatum" to go
Outgoing Plaid Cymru President Dafydd Wigley has said rumours of plots to oust him have "destabilised large parts of the campaign" to elect a successor.

Speaking to BBC Wales just days before the result of the Plaid Cymru leadership contest is announced, he said the rumours have been unfair to all three candidates.

Jill Evans

And he insisted that as far as he was concerned he received "no ultimatum from anybody to stand down".

"Such rumours have destablised large parts of this election campaign," he said.

"And it's been unfair on all three candidates beacuse there is speculation 'who is at it? where? etc'."

Voting in the leadership contest between Ynys Mon AM and MP Ieuan Wyn Jones, Llanelli Assembly Member Helen Mary Jones, and MEP Jill Evans with the result to be announced on Thursday.

Dafydd Wigley also said the decision to stand in the 2003 National Assembly elections will depend on his health and whether or not there is a job for him.

Helen Mary Jones
On the subject of possibly splitting the jobs of president and assembly group leader, he said it would probably be difficult to split the jobs before the general election.

The priority for whoever wins the leadership election should be to lead the party in that general election campaign, he said.

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