Under-fire Clavijo vows: I’ll stay put!

CANARIAN Government President Fernando Clavijo is adamant he will not consider resigning, even if called to testify in a major public-funds investigation by the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC).

But he will be forced to if the Prosecutor’s request is accepted in the so-called “Grúas” case, which is investigating the misappropriation of public funds.

Clavijo was quiet when tackled about it, especially after talking with his lawyer, He said that until last Monday morning, he had not received “any information or notification” which, officially, confirmed the new steps taken by the prosecution.

It refers to the case opened by the court after officials, allegedly, found irregularities in the municipal Grua service of La Laguna between 2011 and 2015, when Clavijo was Mayor.

But the Canarian chief, accompanied by the Environment and Finance Councillors Nieves Lady Barreto and Rosa Dávila, was emphatic.

Clavijo said that a request for his resignation, for being investigated, would be “absurd”. And he refused to make hypothetical forecasts in the legal and political field, because, he added: “I do not make fictional policies.”

He also maintained that the decisions taken at that time, to return the services to the public sector, were endorsed by officials of La Laguna Town Council and their legal services.

Of the decision, he said: “It guaranteed public service, and did not generate any type of bankruptcy for the municipal coffers.”

He is confident that his attitude towards this issue, which could lead him to the bench as an investigated person, “will continue to be a total collaboration with justice”.

Clavijo then added: “All actions were in the general interest of the city of La Laguna, to guarantee public services.”

The case continues.



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