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FRP leader in Fredrikstad, Leif Willy Eriksen, has used his wife’s disability certificate to get free parking on several occasions. Illustration photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

Of NTB | 25.04.2024 22:13:55

Economy and business: – I am very sorry for what I have done. I have great respect for both the municipality and the residents and apologize most strongly for what has happened, says Eriksen Fredrikstad Blad.

It happens after that The daily newspaper on Sunday was able to document that on several occasions he has used his wife’s disability certificate illegally when he has parked.

According to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, it is forbidden to use the parking permit for anyone other than the person for whom it is intended. The certificate gives, among other things, the right to park for free where others have to pay.

In addition to the fact that he is now stepping down as Frp leader in Fredrikstad after 30 years, Eriksen states that he has submitted the proof to the parking agency.

– I have also contacted the toll company so that from now on we will pay the tolls, he says to Fredriksstad Blad.

He adds that he has not been pressured by the party to resign, and that this is a decision he has made on his own.

(© NTB)

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