Jerônimo Rodrigues, governor of Bahia, arrived at Curuzu to accompany the traditional departure from Ilê Aiyê, this Saturday (18). Accompanied by Vice Governor Geraldo Júnior and supporters, the PT spoke quickly with the press about being at the event for the first time as governor of Bahia. He took office on January 1 of this year.
“I already had the opportunity to follow as a citizen, reveler, but this year there is an extra emotion. To be governing Bahia, alongside my people, seeing the resistance and history that Ilê Aiyê has. And celebrate in the year that we celebrate 200 years of independence. It gives more satisfaction to go up this slope on foot, celebrate Carnival, no matter how difficult the year may be, unemployment, losing your family, having the strength to celebrate Carnival”, he said.
Ilê Aiyê is one of the blocks contemplated by the Ouro Negro public notice, made possible by the State Government and destined to organizations of African matrix from the afro, afoxé, samba and reggae segments that parade in Carnival in Salvador. With a historic investment in 2023, 62 associations have more than R$ 7.6 million to participate in the party.