Alexandre Kalil’s (PSD) campaign for the governorship of Minas Gerais, in the 2022 general elections, will have an old acquaintance as a “source”: Jackson Machado, Secretary of Health in Belo Horizonte during the period when Kalil was mayor in January from 2017 until this Friday (25/03). This morning, the then Chief Executive announced his resignation to officially launch himself as a pre-candidate for the Government of Minas, and Machado leaves with Kalil.
“I’m going to help him write his plan for the government of Minas, but I’m going to go back a little bit to my private medical practice, I’m going to recover a little bit of what I’ve failed to earn in these years in front of health in the city hall. But I’m going to rest, mainly , because it was years, five years and some days, very exhausting, especially for me, I need to recover my tranquility a little to be able to move on with my life”, he said, this Friday, at a press conference.
“Mayor Fuad will announce it soon. I don’t know yet, he hasn’t told me, but I’m sure he wouldn’t choose a person who wasn’t capable of running the Health Secretariat, which is a giant secretariat, has enormous challenges, but I wanted to I also say that until I nominate this person, I will continue to be in charge of health, next week, so that I can not let health stop, health cannot stop”, he said.
“There is not the slightest doubt that it was something absolutely unexpected, but that I felt absolutely prepared to face it, and I had the collaboration of many highly competent people, that made all the difference. And also, as I said, I had the help of collaboration of the population, who listened to what we asked and understood that it was necessary in those moments to make what was a huge sacrifice. We knew the side effects, all the measures that we advised the mayor to take, but life is more important than anything “, it says.