“We are not persecuting anyone”, says AMLO of the investigation against Peña Nieto

After the investigation against the former president Enrique Pena NietoPresident Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) ensured that his government does not persecute anyone.

During the morning press conference, López Obrador reiterated that his administration’s approach is to look to the future and set an example of honest governance.

“Let the trial of former presidents be held if the people demanded it in a consultation, I even said that I was going to vote against this consultation because I think more in advance, revenge is not my forte and I “believes that the best thing is to prevent. During the consultation, millions of Mexicans said that the investigation processes should begin, but not enough citizens participated in them, so it was not binding,” said the President.

Investigation against Enrique Peña Nieto

Last week the financial intelligence unit (FRC) announced that the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) opened an investigation file against former President Peña Nieto for operations with resources of illicit origin.

The head of the FIU, Paul Gomezreported that a scheme had been detected by which the former president allegedly benefited from more than 26 million pesos across international transfers.

In this regard, López Obrador said that said case was made public because the previous one already existed Of the investigation.

“The operations we carry out are reviewed and end up in the Treasury. When Pablo Gómez and Santiago Nieto told me about the investigation, I told the prosecution why we have to do this for reasons of principle, we have no complicity with anyone, “said the president.

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López Obrador added that opponents of his government “have a very good imagination” since they invent the existence of pacts and agreements. “They would like us to hide information but it’s not like that,” he said.

When asked to national palace if the investigation against Enrique Peña Nieto would not be for the 2023 gubernatorial elections in the State of MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said that “who will decide will be the people of the entity”.

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