In a three-minute video he recorded at his home in Santa María, Chuburná, former governor Rolando Zapata Bello responded to the accusations made by the state government headed by Mauricio Vila Dosal.
Below we present the letter Rolando Zapata wrote and published on different media outlets:
Friends and compatriots:
We will not allow ourselves to be slandered or defamed.
We all know that Yucatan stands out at the national level: for being a safe State, for its economic growth, job creation, reindustrialization and innovation; for privileging the welfare of the Yucatecan families through various social programs and benefits such as scholarships, computers, supplies, uniforms, support to the agricultural and housing sectors, as well as small and large works that are needed for the development of our state.
It is a pride for me to have contributed, along with a great team of public servants and members of the Yucatecan society, to our State’s new course for success, which makes us feel proud.
I am clear that these achievements were based on two great strengths of our state of Yucatan: security and social harmony.
I did it following the values instilled in me by my parents, such as responsibility and honesty.
You know me, you know, I was responsible from beginning to end and I will continue to be. We always work on the basis of a government that acts with order, transparency, accountability and results, which is what people demand from a government.
With that same conviction, at the time, we participated with constructive will in the whole process of delivery-reception, trying especially to have an orderly administration transfer, with healthy finances.
For that reason, I am addressing the government in turn to tell them that now is their time to act so that Yucatan continues on the path of development that we have traced. The achievements and success of a government are obtained with responsibility, hard work and results, not with accusations that generate a negative political image at the expense of denigrating those who preceded them.
Today I tell you I have been, I am and I will be in Yucatan, my home, to answer and clarify any question that exists towards the administration that I led, along with those who made up my government. It is our obligation and it is our commitment to the position we assume.
As a former governor and as Rolando, I will always keep adding so that Yucatan does well.
Rolando Zapata Bello
I tell the thousands of public servants who accompanied me institutionally and with whom we share the same political project, that we should feel proud of our work and our personal and professional prestige.
The letter was published on Diario de Yucatán on Monday Jan. 14, 2019.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx