MILDURA Mayor Simon Clemence has claimed in an explosive public statement that some existing councillors are seeking to form “a new cabal of like-minded councillors and have been approaching friendly candidates” in what he called a Game of Thrones.

He made the claims in a detailed statement published on his facebook page on Wednesday evening.

Cr Clemence yesterday told the ‘Weekly he would not be used as “someone’s political football”.

However, when asked if he was proposing official action on the claims, Cr Clemence said: “I’m not interested in taking it anywhere.”

Several social media pages have seen posts this week from candidates critical of some councillors and challenges on factual and contextual accuracy of comments.

Voting is currently underway in the Mildura Rural City Council election.