Poroshenko: the score, which gave voters in the Odessa region of the current government, is not only an evaluation of the President, but the head of the state administration
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Reasons to dismiss Maxim Stepanov as head of the Odessa regional state administration were many. On 11 April, the TV channel “1+1” said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
“Regarding the reasons for the dismissal. A lot of them, including the fact that Odessa region fell the most in the rating of regions of Ukraine – to eight positions. And is the third from the end. There is another position concerning the effectiveness of use of funds, because in the Odessa region was a priority of funding, including road construction, millions UAH, and Mr. Stepanov knows it. The head of the state administration is a political job. And the score, which gave voters in the Odessa region of the current government, is not only an evaluation of the President, but the head of the state administration”, – said Poroshenko.
In turn, Stepanov said that he does not agree with the words Poroshenko.
“I want to emphasize: I am convinced that my dismissal has been associated exclusively with the first round of the presidential elections”, – he stressed.
Stepanov reminded the media that it was postponed until the end of the electoral process the payment initiated by the end of 2018 one-time assistance to the most vulnerable people of the region to during the election was not “administrative pressure” and all were fair.
“Sorry, I just didn’t know that Mr. Stepanov has delayed these payments. If I knew that, he would have been fired before,” – said Poroshenko.
На жаль, я не знав, що Максим Степанов зупинив соціальні виплати в Одеській області, інакше я звільнив би його раніше з займаної посади. Про це в прямому ефірі програми "Право на владу" заявив Президент України Петро Порошенко.
Опубліковано ПРАВО НА ВЛАДУ Четвер, 11 квітня 2019 р.
In the first round of the presidential elections on March 31 in Odessa region showman Vladimir Zelensky, according to the CEC, gained of 41.26% of the vote. The second was the individual MP Yuriy Boiko (21,92%), third – Poroshenko (of 9.08%). The second round of presidential elections in Ukraine will be held on April 21. It will take part Zelensky and Poroshenko.
The Ministry of internal Affairs on April 8 stated that on a number of sites in the Odessa region recorded anomalies: the outcome of the vote is significantly different from the average results in the region.
Poroshenko issued a decree on dismissal Stepanova April 6, it was published on 8 April. Stepanov refused to resign, calling the President’s decree on his dismissal illegal.
On 10 April the Cabinet agreed the resignation of the head of the Odessa regional state administration. Poroshenko signed the document about the dismissal of Stepanova. Then Stepanov said that he was able to force the President to implement the Constitution and to respect the procedure of dismissal. He noted that he would not appeal the decree.
Chief editor of “Censor.NO” Yury Butusov wrote on April 7 that the resignation Stepanov demanded that the electoral headquarters Poroshenko.