Aboubakar Soumahoro tries to defend himself on TV: 'I did something lightly'

The deputy, leader of the fight against the exploitation of labourers, is in the eye of the storm for the investigation into the cooperatives managed by his family. Interviewed by Corrado Formigli, he is evasive on many points. Like on the luxury items of the wife and on the purchase of the house

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A really bad bungling or cheating. This basic question remains after the television transition to A clean sweep by Aboubakar Soumahoro. The new deputy elected with the Verdi-Italian Left Alliance, who ended up in the eye of the storm for the cheerful and suspicious management of the cooperatives owned by his partner's family, tried to defend himself on live TV against accusations and suspicions, apologizing for not having checked what went on in those co-ops, but in other passages appeared evasive – Photo | video1 | video 2 | video3

Aboubakar Soumahoro and the house: “How did you buy it?” Aboubakar Soumahoro and the house: “How did you buy it?”

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READY FOR TRANSPARENCY - “I am here because I firmly believe in the values ​​of integrity, human dignity and for the respect and protection of the history that brings me here, which is the history of thousands of people. I am ready for transparency and I will tell the whole truth,” began Soumahoro, who a few hours earlier had suspended himself from the parliamentary group, while specifying that he was an independent candidate and that he never joined the two parties. It remains to be specified that Soumahoro is not under investigation, nor involved in any way in the investigation that led to the notice of embezzlement against his mother-in-law Marie Therese Mukamitsindo.

Liliane Murekatete, the wife of Aboubakar Soumahoro, has been. look at the pictures

'THE RIGHT TO ELEGANCE AND FASHION' - The presenter of the La7 program, Corrado Formigli, asked questions about all the doubts that emerge from the story. 'Didn't you know what happened in the cooperatives?'. Soumahoro answered hesitantly: “Before I even met my current partner I was always in the places where these situations are fought…. Then I met her and I learned that there are unpaid salaries and the response I received and that there were late payments from the public administration'. Then he admitted at least that he had underestimated what was happening. 'I made a mistake: I should have made fewer trips and stayed next to the workers, checking what was going on'. A question could not be asked about the photos of his wife Liliane, with elegant clothes and branded items posted on social networks. “There is a right to elegance and fashion. And the images are dated”, the most alienating response, for a person who has become known as a leader in the struggle against the exploitation of immigrant workers in the fields of Southern Italy.

Aboubakar Soumahoro thus justifies himself on TV at “Piazza Pulita

THE ACCUSATIONS OF THE FORMER COMPANIONS - His position also appeared uncertain with respect to the accusations that, in the meantime, were leveled against him by former comrades of the Lega Braccianti he founded, classifying them as conflicts and quarrels between trade unions. The former co-founders claim that 56,500 euros that would not have been reported on a budget of 220 thousand euros, also the result of donations and fundraising. 'I am in a position to produce all the evidence - said Soumahoro - the money was spent on the purchase of food, disinfectant gel, transport, and the remaining 56,800 went in the 2021 financial year. The budget is available on the website of the Labor League'. Then also going on the attack: “Those who accuse me today have returned to Usb, an organization with which I have a dispute, after joining me in the Lega Braccianti. They went back because they had asked me to give them the money from the donations in the form of a salary. I refused'. But when asked about the house he recently bought with his wife, he replied that it was possible thanks to the granting of a 30-year mortgage.

Source: oggi.it