The response comes after the environment minister, Miguel Sierra Hatton, revealed that a “well-known journalist” assigned to the payroll of more than one million pesos at the environment ministry was not himself part of that institution.
Through his Twitter account, the deputy of constituency number one of the national district thanked his family and friends for their support.
My father’s name is Akela. His memory has been and will continue to be defended by members of Dominican society, family, friends and his fellow partisans. We appreciate everyone’s solidarity. And as he told me, patience is the best garment of bravery.
El nombre de mi padre se defiende sólo. Su memoria ha sido y seguirá siendo defendida por la sociedad dominicana, familiares, amigos y por sus compañeros de partido. Agradecemos la solidaridad de todos. Y como el tanto me decía, la paciencia es la mejor ropa de la valentía.
— Orlando Salvador Jorge Villegas (@orlandojorgev) May 18, 2023
Guillermo Gomez explodes against Sierra Hatton
Despite the fact that Minister Sierra Hatton did not mention any names in her statements, journalist Guillermo Gómez claimed to be a communications professional, for which the official called her “irresponsible and shameless”.
“This scoundrel Miguel Serra Hatton, this irresponsible, should have mentioned my name… It was me he was referring to,” he said.
During a phone call to the Hoy Mismo program, Gomez indicated that Sierra Hatton, since she took office, wanted to “bring down” the honest and responsible work of late minister Orlando Jorge Mera.
He also mentioned that Orlando Jorge Mera had told him that he would have to name all his allies in the Modern Revolutionary Party who had worked with him to bring the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, to power.
I told Orlando George Mera that he had to name all his associates who worked with him to bring Luis Abinader to power and this scoundrel who was behind Orlando always told him that she was the biggest loser in the PRM leadership The thing is, the first thing he does when he arrives is he wants to destroy the honest and responsible work of the Dominicans that this city mourns, he said.