Arrecife (Lanzarote) (EFE).- The CC aspirant for president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has assured this Thursday in the formal presentation of his candidacy that he works for the nationalists to return to the Government after the May elections not because they want to ” to be back in the armchairs”, but because he is not resigned to the fact that “young people have no future” on the islands.
«We refuse that people barely survive even with a job, that they do not have expectations, that they do not even have an illusion on the horizon that their conditions are going to improve. We do not want islands that fall into pessimism,” the former President of the Government pointed out at an event held at the Valterra socio-cultural center, in Arrecife (Lanzarote).
Clavijo has stressed that he is committed to leading “a government that puts citizens at the center of the system” and to put the administration “at the service of the citizen, not partisan interests, as is now the case with the Pact of Flowers.”
The Government of Ángel Víctor Torres is “far from reality”, the nationalist candidate continued, who in order to “reverse this situation” advocates maintaining a permanent dialogue with society, seeking consensus and exchanging experiences, as he says he is already doing with his campaign of meetings with sectors and groups.
Fernando Clavijo maintains that the parties that make up the current Government, PSOE, NC, Podemos and Agrupación Socialista Gomera, did not stand for elections four years ago to “carry forward a project in the Canary Islands, but to throw CC out of the institutions.”
In his opinion, this is proof that the so-called Pact of Flowers “pursued to sit in the armchairs, not to govern.”
For the secretary general of Coalición Canarias, the legacy left by the Torres government “cannot be worse” and is characterized by “the lack of management and opportunities for young people, the lack of support for the productive fabric to face the pandemic or in the deterioration of essential public services.
“It is not a question of resources, because they have had more than ever, but of management, planning and work,” said Clavijo, who maintains that his Government, “with 1,000 million less and 2,000 fewer toilets, improved the waiting lists and the average wait. “Now they are going from bad to worse”, he has sentenced.
For the nationalist leader, this same situation is repeated in education, with a setback in the development of infrastructures, and in Vocational Training or social services.
“The Canary Islands are not doing well no matter how much they insist,” warned Clavijo, who believes it is necessary for the Canary Islands Coalition to return to the government of the institutions of the islands to reverse a situation that he considers “unsustainable.”
«I rebel against the fact that the Canary Islands have no future, that it is not possible to open up new opportunities. Because the Canary Islands is wrong but it can be right. For this you have to work, manage, listen, attend and solve, “she insisted.
The relationship of the Canary Islands with the central government has been another of the axes of the official presentation of the already nationalist candidate for president of the Canary Islands.
Clavijo has stressed that CC does not want “institutions with their arms down that do not cause problems for their bosses in Madrid”, as he understands has happened with Ángel Víctor Torres.
The nationalist leader explained that in his party they have felt “alone and misunderstood by the Government of Spain, which still does not assume that the archipelago is a different territory.”
In his opinion, the current Government of the Canary Islands “has remained silent and submissive in the face of discriminatory policies and the constant attempt to cut our historical rights applied by Madrid.”
At tonight’s ceremony, the nationalists also presented their heads of list to the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Oswaldo Betancor; and to Parliament for the island, Migdalia Machín. EFE