in cooperation to UOL News columnist Leonardo Sakamoto tonight echoed the news of the arrest of former Education Minister Milton Ribeiro and the possibility of opening a CPI (Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry) to investigate irregularities at the MEC (Ministry of Education). The application needs 27 signatures – one is currently missing.
According to the columnist, the CPI MEC should have already left. “It’s been a while to make a CPI to show exactly where this outflow of money is going, drawing the future of children, especially in public education,” he argued.
“If the CPI is installed, even if the CPI does not have time to present an impact report until the election, only public investigations, it will be a nightmare for the Jair Bolsonara government,” he added.
In an operation launched today, the PF (Federal Police) preemptively arrested former Education Minister Milton Ribeir and pastors suspected of articulating the release of portfolio funds to town halls. As a result of the PF measure, Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) continued the efforts that began in March, when the case came to light, to open the CPI in the Senate.
Sakamoto also said that as long as voters take into account the state of the economy when voting, news of corruption is “bad” for the federal government.