The national leadership of the PP has formally closed this Tuesday the file opened last February 17 against the president of MadridIsabel Díaz Ayuso, as a result of the investigation of the alleged commissions received by her brother in the purchase of masks from the Community of Madrid during confinement.
In the letter, to which RTVE has had access, the president of the National Committee of Rights and Guarantees of the PP, Andrea Levy, informs Ayuso that having received “explanatory information” that it considers “sufficient” The file must be closed.
MEP Esteban González Pons has also confirmed the definitive closure of the file and has defended the Madrid president. “I insist: total confidence in the honorability of Díaz Ayuso. It is not a question of sufficient explanations, when you trust, it is not even necessary for that someone to explain, “she said during a press conference with spokeswoman Cuca Gamarra.
The Popular Party (PP) has turned its communication strategy around and, faced with accusations of possible irregularities by the president of the Community of Madrid, just a week ago, this Tuesday the party has relied on the honorability of the Madrid leader because “there is no evidence of any type of irregularity” in his conduct, González Pons has assured.
Married informed him that he would close the file
The announcement of the file took place after the appearance of Isabel Díaz Ayuso charging against the leadership of the PP for the information published on an alleged espionage attributed to the leadership of the partywhich would have the objective of finding out if his brother charged a commission of 280,000 euros for a 1.5 million euro contract awarded by his Government for the purchase of masks during the first wave of the pandemic.
The then ‘number two’ of the party, Teodoro García Egea, accused her of having made almost criminal statements against the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, and announced the opening of an informative file on these extremes. A day later, on February 18, Casado personally informed Ayuso at a meeting held at the Genoa headquarters that I planned to shelve having received the required explanations about the contract from which the brother of the Madrid leader benefited.
On the other hand, the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has charged this Tuesday against those who “thought more about protecting themselves” within the PP than about being the “alternative” to the Pedro Sánchez government, the same as his judgment “they have not dedicated themselves to work” but to “destroy it”, for which he has asked that they be expelled from the party immediately. “There are people who have not dedicated themselves to working, but to destroying me and I think they have to be removed,” she claimed, although avoiding giving names.
The PP urges to “restart” in Congress
The closing of the file takes place the same day in which the Board of Directors of the party has summoned the congress that will elect Casado’s successornext April 1 and 2 in Seville and where the president of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, could be proclaimed leader of the PP by being the favorite.
“It is not a refoundation congress, but it is a restart“
In a press conference to announce its call, the also president of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, Esteban González Pons, has urged that the extraordinary congress serve to “restart” and ensure that the PP is once again “the engine of the future of Spain “. “It is not a refounding congress, but it is a restart,” he assured.
In his opinion, “the moment has come“That “some problems” that the PP “has been dragging” are resolved and that “we offer the PP that Europe and Spain need”. And he has compared the situation of the party with when “the mobile or the computer produce failures. “We turn off and turn on”, he has claimed it.
For its part, the one who has been chosen as general coordinator of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, has confirmed that the PP leadership will continue to work at the same pace until the celebration of the same and she will continue as spokesperson for Congress until April 2.