An audio revealed he threatened to fire his deputy minister to avert a strike by fishermen.
Peru’s production minister Daniel Cordova resigned yesterday after a local TV channel revealed that he had offered to fire his deputy minister to prevent a strike by fishermen.
This is the first scandal to roil President Martin Vizcarra’s Cabinet, who has been Head of State for a little over a month now.
Reuters explained that Cordova decided to resign after an audio was broadcasted by the local TV channel Panorama. In it, he was heard “agreeing to fire his deputy minister at the request of fishermen threatening to go on strike.”, the news agency said.
After acknowledging the authenticity of the recording he communicated his will to resign via his Twitter account “keep the controversy from distracting Vizcarra’s government.”, Reuters informed.
Vizcarra’s cabinet was sworn in on April 2, and one of his goals, as he manifested that day, is to address corruption in the political scenario.