Ibaneis resumes command of the Federal District government

Ibaneis resumes command of the Federal District government

The coup attacks on January 8 in Brasília were the result of a “general blackout”, assessed the governor of the Federal District (DF), Ibaneis Rocha (MDB), who returned to office this Thursday (16). He had been removed from office the day after the protests.

“The blackout wasn’t free. Something happened to make it happen,” he added after being asked about it. “It was a set (of errors). We had failures by the Military Police of the DF, by the army battalion, we had several failures together. I am sure that the investigation will find out”, he said.

Ibaneis also stated that he was advised not to nominate former Minister of Justice Anderson Torres (União Brasil) to the Public Security Secretariat of the DF, but pointed out that at the time, he “was a person of my complete confidence and I trusted that things would pass in the greatest tranquillity”.

Torres was Secretary of Public Security during part of Ibaneis’s first term at the head of the DF and left office to become Minister of Justice for former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL). He is currently in jail as part of the investigation into what happened on January 8th.

A search and seizure operation at his home found the draft of a decree that dealt a blow in the 2022 election, in which Bolsonaro lost to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), as revealed by Folha de S.Paulo.

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