MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former official competitor Ricardo Anaya, who was one of a few ineffective applicants for Mexico's top office in the 2018 races, has escaped the nation, guaranteeing that charges against him are politically propelled.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied Monday that the public authority is abusing Anaya. The president said the charges come from allegations by a previous authority that administrators like Anaya were paid off to decide in favor of the country's energy update in 2013 and 2014..
Anaya, a previous representative who was the official competitor of the moderate National Action Party, said in a video posted via online media over the course of the end of the week that he was leaving Mexico. He didn't say where he was going, however said he dreaded being imprisoned for a very long time on the charges.
"In the period of czars like López Obrador, banish is the solitary choice to keep battling," Anaya said. "Permitting yourself to be imprisoned by a czar frequently implies losing the fight."
Anaya had been condemned in the past for his long visits in the United States. He had as of late been visiting Mexico in an obvious bid to touch off another run for the administration in 2024.
López Obrador has never loved Anaya much. The two competed furiously in banters for the 2018 political race, with López Obrador naming Anaya with a moniker that signifies "minimal rich child." But the president denied Monday that the charges were a political feud, calling that "an untruth, a lie."
Notwithstanding, numerous Mexicans have communicated worry that the ex-official who has blamed Anaya and others for taking kickbacks has himself been permitted to avoid jail for supposed defilement since he consented to help out investigators. Some dread Emilio Lozoya, the previous top of the state-claimed oil organization Petroleos Mexicanos, may stay away from arraignment in return for spreading the president's rivals.
Lozoya has recognized pay off, however said he was requested to submit the offenses during the 2012-2018 organization of President Enrique Peña Nieto.