"With the current announcement I would like to confirm my intention to become the president of PAOK after the upcoming General Meeting. I made that decision after deep thought and for strong symbolic reasons.
I want to be the president who will lead PAOK to a new, resurgent, clean and healthy football in Greece after the elections of the Hellenic Football Federation.
I want to be the one taking the responsibility for the real resurrection of our club and Greek football and be the shield of my associates at the administration of PAOK FC, along with those who are currently working against corruption in Greek football.
After all, it is clear after 4.5 years of business action in Greece, an action that began with the investment, financial reclamation and evolution of PAOK FC, that my presence to my historic motherland has been increased.
My decision was also made for more realistic reasons. We are reaching a new era, with new challenges, new friends. With an even stronger personal presence at PAOK FC, I will be the one to fight back against any effort trying to dismantle our club.
Because PAOK FC is not just one of my companies. My participation to that has a strong sentimental background, with vision and pride.
I hope that even the judges will realize that their disagreements are being addressed to a man with strong feelings, especially for PAOK, and will be made with a creative way, under the aspect of being future associates actually.
I wish that decision to be finally made with the acceptance of the whole PAOK family and to be another act of convulution.
With honor, Ivan Savvidis", was the announcement of Greek-Russian businessman.