In his current home in El Renacer prison, Panama ex-president Ricardo Martinelli who for five years ruled over one of the most corrupt administrations in the history of the country continues to dream of a return to the corridors of power which lead to the treasure chests of the nation which, during his reign were plundered by a gang of thieves who during the 2009 election mocked the preceding administration as those who came with empty pockets and left as millionaires.
While he is awaiting trial for illegally snooping on opposition politicians, journalists, lawyers, and businessmen. his band of well-heeled lawyers, have collectively banked millions of dollars attempting to get their client clear of a potential 21-year jail term and multiple other corruption hooks hiding in the wings.
After being approved as a candidate for deputy by the CD party he founded to pursue his political ambitions. He set his sights higher and said he would run for Mayor of Panama.
Meanwhile his wife Marta. The former First Lady who unsuccessfully ran for Vice-president in the last election is trolling the internet seeking support for Martinelli to become the VP running mate for Cambio Democrático (CD), presidential candidate Rómulo Roux, for the 2019 election.
Lawyer Luis Eduardo Camacho, and longtime Martinelli spin doctor, still reveling in the flawed decision of the Supreme Court to send Martinelli’s wiretapping case to a lower court broadcast this gem:
“Former President Ricardo Martinelli could accompany Rómulo Roux in the campaign as a candidate for vice president. This not only consolidates our party but also brings a proven experience to the proposal that Cambio Democrático has to serve the country again as it did under the Martinelli administration, where there was quality of life for the people, growth and economic development, there was employment and citizen security, things that are absent today and the people suffer.”