Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - After the recent controversial behavior of the accused Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann, he has now announced a statement for Wednesday. The SPD politician will speak to the press in the morning (11.30 a.m.) in the Römer, it was said on Tuesday. The 63-year-old is accused of corruption in connection with the Awo affair and had also failed in the past few days due to other slip-ups.
On Monday, even his own party, the SPD, asked Feldmann to resign. The Greens, CDU, FDP and Volt had previously spoken out in favor of resigning. "Should this appeal also go unheard, we will discuss further steps together with the coalition parties, up to and including a vote-out procedure," said the Greens, for example.
A video appeared on the Internet at the weekend in which Feldmann spoke of flight attendants on the flight to the Eintracht final in Seville, "who put me out of action hormonally at first".
Last Thursday, the mayor also caused irritation at the cup celebration in the Römer. There he first took the trophy from Eintracht captain Sebastian Rode and coach Oliver Glasner in order to advance towards the Kaisersaal. During his speech, the mayor, who describes himself as a Eintracht fan, mispronounced several of the players' names. Feldmann himself regretted his appearance at the party and later apologized for his saying on the plane.
In March, the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office brought charges based on reasonable suspicion of accepting an advantage. Feldmann's wife, as head of an Awo-Kita, is said to have received a salary that was higher than the collective agreement "without any objective reason", it was said. In addition, the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (Awo) supported Feldmann in the 2018 election campaign by raising donations. In return, he wanted to "benevolently consider" the interests of Awo Frankfurt.