“If Raúl Patiño knew about corruption cases and did not report them as required by COIP in article 277 then he should be considered an accomplice.”
This was answered by Gabriela Rivadeneira, former president of the Assembly in the previous period and current legislator of the wing of Alianza PAIS (AP), the brother of former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who days ago, in an act of support for the consultation, indicated that in Parliament, corruption was known in Petroecuador, but they had been forbidden to monitor it.
Rivadeneira posted three messages on her Twitter account @GabrielaEsPais.
“Faced with politicking and opportunism, things as they are: according to the Information Requests System of @asambleaecuador, Raúl Patiño Aroca never made a request for information, the first obligatory step for any inspection process”.
And he remembers that Raúl Patiño was president of the Commission of Citizen Participation and Social Control of the Parliament that was in charge of the project of reforms to the Organic Law of the Legislative Function, and never “presented advances”.
Also on Twitter, former president Rafael Correa and former ruler Virgilio Hernández criticized him. The first called him a “fake” and the other indicated that “if he knew about crimes and did not report them he committed a criminal offense! Prosecutor must call him to render version!” (I)