MADRID, 8 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The former president of the Generalitat Valenciana Francisco Camps has blamed this Wednesday the "national leadership" of the Popular Party for contracting with the companies of the 'Gürtel' in the trial that is being followed in the National Court for the alleged irregularities in the award to Orange Market, one of the companies in the plot, of the contract for the Valencian exhibitor of the Fitur 2009 edition.
Camps, who is facing a request for two and a half years in prison by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, has assured that the decision to download the organization of the training events to Gürtel was decided by "the great instance".
"Our party is a centralized party, we are militants of the PP of Spain, we are not a federated party, we are a national party. The one who leads the electoral campaign of the president of the community is the party of Spain. Everything is designed from the national leadership ", he asserted in response to questions from the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.
The former regional president has reinforced his words after the Public Ministry showed him a photo of an act in which the then party leader, Mariano Rajoy, would have participated. "No one told me anything about that man," he pointed out, in relation to one of the leaders of the plot: Álvaro Pérez, alias 'El Bigotes'.
"Look how Rajoy and I are at a PP act and this gentleman is squatting as he should be. Look how the national PP is. Nobody said anything to me and nobody said anything strange," Camps added.