The Popular Party describes as “a joke” the statements of the president of the Cabildo on the expansion of the TF-5, the Northern Highway. Manuel Fernández, spokesman for the popular, values: “It is intolerable that politicians blame themselves while citizens despair in the queues every day.” Fernández wonders “where has Pedro Martín been?” He considers that “he is an accomplice of what happens in the TF-5, since his party has governed in the Cabildo for the last 10 years, as a political crutch of CC”. He stresses “the president’s lack of leadership” which, he adds, “condemns Tenerife to stagnation.”
Manuel Fernández sentences: “Just a year after the end of the mandate, the island government has not solved a single problem related to mobility on the Island.” Fernández wanted to intervene in the controversy caused by the project for the third lane of the TF-5 between Guamasa and Los Rodeos. In this regard, he indicates that “the insular government has once again fallen into absurd wars.” This “instead of putting all its efforts into giving a definitive solution to the eternal queues that the people of Tenerife suffer daily.”
The popular councilor recalls that the two parties, including the PSOE, which have governed the main Canarian institutions in recent years, “are the only ones responsible for the fact that the retention problems of the TF-5 have not been solved to date” . Fernández calls on politicians with government responsibilities to “abandon their battles and electoral strategies” to focus on providing effective solutions to the problems and demands of citizens.
«This unnecessary and sterile debate -says the PP counselor- arises in the midst of the discrepancies between the parties that support the government pact on the southern train»- Fernández concludes: «The new fights for the TF-5 project they are nothing more than a smoke screen to hide the weakness of a government forced to lower its head and abide by the impositions of a party with minority representation in order to keep the chair of the presidency».