With hundreds of supporters, Guayaquil’s Mayor Cynthia Vitteri announced this Wednesday, May 25, at the Voltaire Paladins Polo Coliseum. Who will seek re-election in the by-elections on February 5, 2023?.
Vitteri began his speech by thanking the President for the life of the Social Christian Party (PSC). Former mayor Jaime Nebot, who was on stage with him, said he was “unstoppable.”.
“Everyone who wants to be a candidate is welcome (…). But they can’t take the heart of this city because it belongs to this mayor’s office, this woman, this municipality. “
The mayor also expressed his concern about the insecurity prevailing in the city and country; He promised that if the situation did not change, the city itself would have to change.
“It is a privilege to serve in Guayaquil (…). I will continue to oppose and defend this city as my home, ”he said, adding that this year’s opening ceremony of works and health care and distribution will continue. Tablets And scholarships.
Prior to the mayor’s speech, Nebot recognized his support for Vitori and recalled his administration during the Govt-19 epidemic, which caused days with zero deaths from the disease to Guayaquil..
“People know who is telling the truth, who is lying, who is doing what, who is telling the truth. No one here will forget what to remember, ”he said.
Nebot acknowledged that there were criticisms of the administration, but insisted that they were not the right politicians and needed to improve when they were positive.
“In all our mayoral positions since 1992, more victories than mistakes (…) People do not need a Messiah because here we are not sheep, we are not a flock; We think of those who know the path to prosperity, ”he pointed out.
The political leader said that the ideology of prosperity will always be on the left and right wing and that Ecuador is above all political parties.
Nebode noted that the BSC supports Vettori’s candidacy, and that former politician Nicholas Lapenti was the only other party member to have expressed interest in the post..
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat LaBenti’s government in Guayaquil or that he would not vote in the by-elections.
“No one is denying you the post of mayor (…), but I leave the record that ethical standards are followed in this game,” he said.
Asked about the current situation in the country and its security, Nebot said, “We must not show mercy to those who have led us to this insecurity.”
“This is unbearable, but if this is the first duty of the state we should help more,” he stressed.
Earlier in the day, party leader Vicente Tiano was quoted as saying: He confirmed that an intervention and change management of the PSC began in 1992 with former President Leon Febres-Cordero becoming mayor, which was continued by Nebot and now Viteri.
He referred to the assistance provided by Vittori to the country during this period during the epidemic or during the October 2019 protests, and said he hoped they would win the mayor’s office again.
City councilors, deputy mayor Josué Sánchez, Samborondón mayor, Juan José Yúnez and some legislators from his political party accompanied Vitteri this afternoon. (I)