Coming from a man who has done nothing but lied since he has been president, and no respect for he people of Madeira.
This is a straight copy from the Jornal Madeira
Madeira’s President Miguel Albuquerque today called a “lack of education” and a “lack of clarity” calling into question the region’s competence to change the name of the island’s airport to honor footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The airport is owned by the Autonomous Region of Madeira. It was deliberated, and well, by the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) to honor a great Madeiran, a great athlete and the captain of the National Team, “the island official told reporters on the sidelines of the commemoration of the 104th anniversary of the Forestry Police of the archipelago.
“I think this is a lack of education and a lack of relevance to put it into question,” he said, stressing that it is a question of associating Madeira’s international airport with “the name of a great Madeiran and a great Portuguese.”
Miguel Albuquerque also declared that “the region does not enter” in these “controversies”.
Confronted with the fact that “the regional government’s powers” could be called into question in this matter, he replied: “That is what is missing. We paid the airport. The airport is owned by the Autonomous Region of Madeira and I will ask permission to whom? ”
In the opinion of Miguel Albuquerque, this whole issue “has not even a head.”
Today, the Público newspaper reported that the Ministry of Planning and Infrastructures “raised doubts about the legitimacy of the Madeiran government to assign the name of the player” natural of Madeira to the airport of the island.
He also said that the minister Pedro Marques “has even asked for an opinion to the Airports of Portugal (ANA)” on this subject.
The Lusa agency questioned the Ministry of Planning and Infrastructures on the subject, but has not received any response so far.
In July last year, Miguel Albuquerque announced that he would be given the name of the player at Madeira airport during the inauguration of the first Pestana / CR7 hotel in Funchal.
However, in a note issued by the presidency, the Madeiran executive stressed that this is a form of “recognition” to Cristiano Ronaldo, born in Madeira, “being proud to give his name to Madeira Airport owned by the Region.”
“We do not know officially controversies, which we are strange and consider useless,” he said.
The note concluded that “the region will make this just homage on March 29, the day after the national team game,” considering that it is “a happy opportunity.”