Today at a press conference Alvaro Noboa, maximum leader of Prian party, expressed his point of view against the Ecuadorian Media Bill draft.
“I am against the Communications Act in the way the Government has designed it. I want to say that I have nothing personal against President Rafael Correa, but we are very different in an ideological sense,” he said.
On Wednesday April 11, 2012 the Ecuadorian Assembly plans to vote, after nearly a two and a half year process, in order to approve or reject the changes implemented in this bill.
Noboa told the media that all the assemblymen of his political party have already agreed to stay in one definitive position.
“I want to say that my position is that of opposition. Prian party have remained in opposition throughout this period in the assembly.”
“I believe in free speech, I believe the only way there is no poverty in Ecuador is having investment, mineral development, tourism, agriculture, industry development and having a higher level of education for all Ecuadorians.”
Regarding the statements on this law given by Assemblyman Vargas Wladimiryesterday, Noboa said “the assamblyman is a capable, honest man.”
“(…) The Assemblyman is a man who comes from a great father, general Vargas, who has never known treachery, and I believe Wladimir will never neither betray the party’s principles nor the principles of loyalty in which he believes.”
“I think Wladimir Vargas will be true to his ideology, his family, his party, his principles and his friend Alvaro Noboa, a friend of over 20 years and besides that (…) I’m godfather to his children.”
Noboa said the assemblyman told him yesterday that he will be having a meeting with the political block and go together in a single vote.