Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE).- The former president of the Canary Islands and senator Fernando Clavijo, from CC, has admitted after learning that the Supreme Court has filed the case against him in the so-called ‘Reparos case’ that came to “fail”, despite because he always had the “absolute certainty” that his actions were “correct and in accordance with the law” as mayor of La Laguna (Tenerife).
In statements to EFE, Clavijo said he felt “very happy” because although he had “the peace of mind of having acted correctly”, the judicial times “are different from the political ones”, and for this reason he has assessed that with the regional elections to the around the corner “this good news” has arrived.
Asked if he ever considered not running as a candidate for the Presidency of the Canary Islands for CC, he replied that “he never doubted the prosecution” because he could have gone to testify or not to the Supreme Court if the room or the magistrate had. wanted to give the appropriate explanations”.
But he was “absolutely certain” that his had been “a correct and legal action” at the head of the La Laguna City Council.
However, he has admitted that he came to “fail” and that he spoke with CC comrades because “what he would never have wanted is to be a drag on political formation.”
“That was discussed and fortunately they not only believed in me, but they supported me and told me to go ahead, that they believed in a correct action and that this did not have to prevent my candidacy for the presidency,” he recounted.
Fernando Clavijo has valued “the immense role, the good work and professionalism” of the officials of La Laguna who have been involved in “this political denunciation of Podemos and PSOE” with the objective, he said, of “damaging my image and the electoral expectations of CC”.
He has abounded that these officials and the entire Laguna corporation always acted “in search of the general interest”, and has stressed that the Supreme Court “has made it abundantly clear that there are no indications of crime” in the files analyzed.
The general secretary of CC has also stressed that “at no time” since the legal case of the ‘Reparos case’ began in 2018 has he been under investigation, which in his opinion “dismantles the discourse of those who said that he was seeking the appraisal ” with a seat in the Senate.
The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court has closed the case against Fernando Clavijo considering that there is no evidence of a continued crime of administrative prevarication when he was mayor of La Laguna in what is known as the Reparos case.
The Supreme Court has made this decision after analyzing the reasoned statement sent by the head of the Investigating Court number 4 of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which indicated that Clavijo, between 2011 and 2014, issued more than a hundred decrees lifting the objections of the General Intervention against the extensions and continuity of public service contracts.
The Court concludes that the facts contained in it do not have the appearance of a crime, since it understands that the resolutions adopted by the then mayor (almost a hundred), although they may be irregular, were not arbitrary. EFE