The report of the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) indicates different irregularities and deficiencies in the administrative management of the Mexican government. This document, which touches on each of the federal agencies and projects, was reason enough for the main critics of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to communicate their impressions on the issue.
Such was the case of the well-known youtuber Chumel Torres, who, when sharing a note about the resistance of the Ministry of Public Function (SFP) to being audited by the supervisory body, wrote on his Twitter account:
Hours before, the self-appointed “prince of the nerds” responded to the Mexican president, as he said in a morning press conference that “they are exaggerating, their data is wrong,” referring to the ASF report.
The ASF finds irregularities for more than 67 billion in López’s first year. “They exaggerate … I have other data” he answers. There is no doubt that this president will go down in history, just not as he believes
When questioned about the 2016 Public Account report issued by the ASF, which reveals, among other things, that the costs for the cancellation of the New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM) will be up to triple of what the Executive Power had announced at the beginning, President López Obrador replied with his classic “I have other information.”
According to the initial estimate, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, led in 2019 by Javier Jiménez Espriú, assured that the cancellation of the emblem project of the government of former President Enrique Peña Nieto, would not cost more than 100 billion Mexican pesos.
However, the audit body reported that this figure was exceeded, since 163,540 million pesos have been spent. In addition, he estimated that the total cost could amount to 331,966 million pesos.