POLITICAL TURMOIL: Velez-Malaga group demands answers from mayor

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GROUP DEMANDS ANSWERS: The Partido Popular (PP) has written to the council asking for more information. Photo: Shutterstock


A GROUP of opposition politicians in Velez-Malaga are demanding answers from Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer over allegations there is a crisis in the council team.

The Partido Popular (PP) has written to the council asking for more information over why former councillor Zoila Martin resigned her position last week claiming she felt ‘discredited’ by the mayor.

The council is currently ruled by an alliance between the PSOE, Partido Andalucista (PA), and GIPMTM parties, and independent councillor, Jose Antonio Moreno, which was potentially threatened when PSOE councillor Zoila Martin resigned.

Ms Martin, who until now had been responsible for the Department of Social Welfare and Equality, said she had given up her post, “for personal reasons and following disagreements with the mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer.”

The politician added she felt the mayor- also a member of the PSOE party- had shown a lack of confidence in her abilities, and claimed she had not been able to carry out her role without interference.  Mayor Ferrer responded to Ms Martin’s decision and said: “I imagine we will ask for clarification on this matter, since I believe all councillors have sufficient autonomy to carry out work in their departments.”

Francisco Delgado, a spokesman for opposing party Partido Popular (PP), called the situation, “serious,” and asked for further, “explanation of the reasons behind this situation.”

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