Mayor of Ucú, Yucatán drives around town in brand new cars

The mayor of Ucú, Ariel Pinto Ojeda and his son, drive around the streets of this municipilaty in a brand new Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck and a Chevrolet Camaro, worth more than one million pesos. 

The opposition ensures that the municipal president has been evidenced before the community as “a man who got rich from one day to another” ever since the beginning of his administration. And accuse him of “inflating” costs (overpricing), in the scarce public works carried out in Ucu.

Pinto Ojeda has retaliated against those who criticize him. That’s why he dismissed the Municipal Secretary, Hugo Mex Ek, alderman of the Morena political party in Ucú, for not signing documents for two works of Branch 33 that are allegedly “inflated,” in fact the official filed formal complaints with the competent state authorities for a series of anomalies in the administration, but none of these has advanced.

The “irregular” costs were accepted and signed by the new Municipal Secretary, Rigoberto Valdez Luna, of the PRI political party, which consisted on a project for a children’s dining room, for an amount of 339 thousand pesos; and a 100-meter fence built around a local “secundaria” school, for 305 thousand pesos.

Ucú, Yucatán (Archive)

With just five months in office, the mayor surprised the community by acquiring a Tacoma pick-up truck valued at 600,000, as well as a Chevrolet Camaro, that the man bought for his son, who’s just fresh out of high school, worth more than 500,000 pesos.

Ex councilor Mex, who got fired by the “Presidente Municipal“, reported that among other anomalies, relatives and acquaintances of the mayor are in the City Council’s payroll, and he has benefited construction companies with direct contracts.

He added that, for one month he requested in “Cabildo” session a report of the total income of the 2018-2019 management, and so far the report has not been delivered.

Hugo Mex assured that he already has the complete information on Pinto Ojeda’s “irregularities”, which he will deliver to the State Congress, with the purpose of making the pertinent investigations and actions can be taken.

Ucú is just 10 miles west of downtown Mérida (INEGI)

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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