Mayte Pérez: “Azcón and Samper were delegitimized for failing to fulfill their promise of direct aid.”
Mayte Pérez appeared on Tuesday with PSOE support for the main Aragonese sector for “just needs” and committed to listening, supporting, and channeling their demands “as we always do with the socialists, from the government, and from the opposition.”
In a press conference, the socialist spokesman of the Cortes accused the current government of Aragon of “abandoning” the farmers and ranches of the autonomous community in a situation that was “difficult” due to rising costs and drought. “We see an overmatched executive of a collapsed Department of Agriculture and an apparent lack of leadership and professionalism,” he criticized.
In addition, the socialist assured that Azcón and Samper “are not qualified” to talk about agriculture. “Azcón promised many things when he was opposition leader, and now our farmers and ranches are abandoned. Councilor Samper is a very vengeful agricultural union leader, but now he can’t fulfill all his requests,” he lamented.
For this, he accused them of “lying” and “betraying” farmers and ranchers. “Where is the direct aid for drought given to other communities? Where are the 80 cents per rabbit they promised to reduce the plague? Where are the payment steps? Where is the help for EHE disease? “Where are the exceptions to CAP processing that were applied by the previous government and that Samper eliminated?” asked Pérez.
Along these lines, the socialist spokesman emphasized the “complete abandonment of the functions” of this government, which “lies and uses the pain of the sector” to implement an election campaign and then “abandon them.”
In the same way, Pérez urges Azcón and Samper to “stop passing the buck” and to criticize the Government of Spain, which is the one that expresses extraordinary measures. Now they publish a new help line for dry land with more than 39 million for the community.
“We are very worried that this government, with the most complete irresponsibility, charges against those who give direct aid,” he joked, at the same time criticizing that the government of Aragon “tried to deceive the Aragonese by selling soft loans as direct aid, as the agricultural organizations themselves have warned.
Pérez, who ended the press conference rejoicing that “at last” Azcón visited the Aragonese countryside, criticized his “lack of good manners” for refusing to inform the mayor of Bujaraloz (Zaragoza) during his visit to the town.
“He visited many fields to talk about the drought and was never informed. It is absolutely shameless to ask for responsibilities and fail to use the powers that correspond to him,” he concluded.