Budapest, December 9 (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orban should order a national security screening of his “chief advisor” Arpad Habony and investigate the growth of his wealth since 2010, the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Wednesday.
The radical nationalist Jobbik party also condemned Habony, referring to a video circulating on social media showing Habony at an Ibiza venue where the entrance fee is 80 euros. This shows the “real face” of ruling Fidesz, namely that of a hedonistic lifestyle fuelled by public money, Jobbik said.
DK deputy leader Agnes Vadai said “the entire country has found out that Arpad Habony, the prime minister’s chief advisor, is spending his time in an alleged drug disco in Ibiza”.
It is not known what Habony lives off or what he officially does, but “according to the Fidesz website he gives advice to the prime minister”, she added.
It is the job of the interior ministry and the counter-terrorism centre TEK to prevent people who pose a security risk from getting into the circle of the Hungarian government and the prime minister, Vadai said, suggesting that Habony may serve foreign or business interests.
If the authorities refuse to screen Habony, this would suggest Orban wants to keep who Habony really is a secret, Vadai said.