Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, former governor of Tamaulipasannounced his intention to contend for the presidency of Mexico in the 2024 elections.
Cabeza de Vaca attended this Friday the plenary national meeting of local deputies of the National Action Party (PAN), where he made a presentation on public safety, according to his social networks.
From there, he shared his intention to run for the presidential elections next year.
“And before you, to avoid suspicion and, above all, misunderstandings, I want to tell you that together with my family we have decided that my aspiration beyond it, that I do not want to be a candidate for the presidency, my aspiration, the one I have, is and will be I tell them, I do not aspire to be a candidate I want it and I can be president”, García Cabeza de Vaca pointed out in a video posted on his Twitter account, which he also broadcast at the event.
Therefore, he asked for the support of his party to which he presented this video.
“It is precisely what I am going to seek with the support not only of you, but of the people of Mexico, because without them it will be very difficult to overthrow this regime, but I will not be an obstacle to anyone. That is where I ask you to join efforts, abilities, talents, we can all achieve it together. We are going to return to Mexico its freedom and its greatness”, said the former governor of Tamaulipas.
What was Francisco Javier Cabeza de Vaca accused of?
Since August 2020, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) has investigated Cabeza de Vaca for the crimes of organized crime, money laundering and tax fraud.
Due to this investigation, Cabeza de Vaca was challenged by the Congress of the Union to take a process against him, but this did not prosper.
At the end of his government in Tamaulipas, in October 2022,an immigration alert was activated to prevent the PAN member from leaving the countrybecause of the accusations he had.
At the beginning of March 2023, Cabeza de Vaca’s lawyers reported that a federal judge granted an injunction in favor of the former governor, thus stopping the arrest warrant of October 2022.
However, on March 24, the Prosecutor’s Office appealed this amparo that favored Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.