The former President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, broke his silence about the conflict between his relationship with the federal deputy, Ricardo do Salles (PL-SP), and the support of the Liberal Party (PL) for the re-election of Ricardo Nunes (MDB) to command the largest city in Latin America, the capital of São Paulo.
Bolsonaro revealed that despite the preference to support the federal deputy, the person who arranged the PL’s shift of support to Nunes was Valdemar Costa Neto.
“My preference has always been Ricardo Salles, I don’t deny that. I like him very much. I have good friendship with him. But the decision was more for Valdemar. I am sorry, I repeat from the heart. I wanted Ricardo Salles. But that’s a new page,” said Bolsonaro.
The former president also encouraged his ally: “Salles is still young, extremely intelligent. He has a short fuse. I once had a short temper like him. I believe that in the near future this city hall could go to Ricardo Salles. For my part, it is respectfully pacified that he will have the opportunity to serve his state and his municipality well.”
Bolsonaro also praised the vote that Salles received for the position of federal deputy (he was the fifth most voted deputy in the country with 640,918 votes) and revealed that he feared that the São Paulo native would monopolize the coefficient, so that other Bolsonaro supporters would not be able to reach the necessary amount. of votes to be elected in the state of São Paulo.
The former president also confirmed the nomination of the vice-president to the ticket with Ricardo Nunes, according to an agreement with Valdemar – Colonel Ricardo de Mello Araújo, former commander of the Rondas Ostensivas Tobias Aguiar (Rota) troop.