The Vice President of Ecuador, María Alejandra Vicuña, on Tuesday expressed her resounding rejection of the accusations against her for allegedly taking funds while serving as an assembly member.
"I have nothing to hide and I will never participate in actions that are not attached to ethics, which is indeed the flag I have raised throughout my life and the characteristic of my actions, both public and private," she told the media from the Palace of Carondelet, the seat of the Executive.
The official described the accusations against her as "slander" and stated that there is always a beneficiary behind these actions.
In addition, she announced that she will soon make the corresponding complaint to the Prosecutor's Office of the South American country for the accusations against her.
Vicuña emphasized that the contributions received "have always been transparent and it has been recorded".
Finally, she thanked the support provided by President Lenin Moreno and reiterated that she will always be on the side of ethics, transparency and understanding.
The Attorney General of Ecuador, Ruth Palacios, said on Tuesday that her office will investigate an accusation against Vice President Vicuña for the alleged collection of bribes in exchange for placements while she was a legislator.