President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said this morning that he doubts that the Higher Audit of the Federation (ASF) has misrecorated the accounts on the cost of Texcoco airport, on the contrary, considers that it is «a politicist attitude», which sought to harm him to please his opponents.
For this reason, the representative sent a letter to the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Dulce María Sauri, to take the necessary actions to carry out an in-depth investigation into the «biased and false» report on the cancellation of Texcoco airport.
During his press conference, López Obrador said this is not a personal matter against someone in the ASF, but he wants the institution’s behavior investigated.
«I think this is a polylabel attitude, they sought to harm us»: @lopezobrador_ said that the errors in the @ASF_Mexico report on Texcoco Airport were intentional and to please its adversaries; will ask @Mx_Diputados to investigate. pic.twitter.com/xcbMojrbId
— Political Animal (@Pajaropolitico) February 25, 2021
«Even though those responsible for the Federation’s Higher Audit have retracted absurd size (cost of cancelling NAIM), I believe that such an attitude is not only due to a technical deficiency, but also to political intentionality,» the letter says.
«I therefore respectfully and in compliance with the principle of separation of powers, and if this is not inconvenient, that the necessary actions be taken to promote an investigation that will allow clarification to the substance of the miserable assertions of the Higher Audit of the Federation and clear up the regrettable misinformation that the document referred to induced in public opinion sectors,» he added.
In its third installment of public account 2019, the ASF had reported that the cancellation of Texcoco would cost at least 331 billion, three times what was said by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which announced a cost of 100 billion pesos.
The ASF reported that a «methodological deficiency» in one of its audits led to a higher calculation of the cost of cancelling Texcoco Airport.
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