President PPK highlighted that he does not have any kind of relationship with Odebrecht.
President PPK stated on his Twitter that he has never had any kind of relationship with Odebrecht and never received any kind of financial support from them for his campaigns in 2011 or 2016. He also stated, he does not maintain any kind of professional relationship with the company.
The controversy regarding Odebrecht and their involvement in the political campaigns of public figures in Peru, started when text messages, found in a mobile phone, suggested Keiko Fujimori received financial support for her campaign. Regarding PPK, controversy was stirred when Odebrecht claimed they hired PPK as an advisor after his role ended as Minister of Economy in the Alejandro Toledo Administration.
Marecelo Odebrecht, the former CEO of the construction company, also spoke of PPK during an interrogation by Peruvian prosecutors on November 9th in Brazil.
Despite these revelations, PPK insisted he had no corrupt dealings and reiterated his commitment to his fight against corruption. He also said that it was important to let our fiscal and judicial authorities work with autonomy, independence and free of political pressure.