Montserrado County Senatorial Candidate Paulita Wie resigns Deputy Ministerial post

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Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs Paulita Wie has tendered in her letter of resignation to President George Weah.

Paulita, Candidate for the vacant seat in Montserrado County on the ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change, tendered in her resignation to enable her focus on her campaign.

It is not clear as to whether her decision is in compliance of the Code of Conduct for all public officials serving in the Executive Branch of government.

Madam Wie was on Friday of last week elected in the CDC primary held in New Kru Town Community in order to contest in the Montserrado County Senatorial bye elections.

The letter copy of which is in the possession of OK FM shows that the Deputy Minister tendered letter of resignation to President Weah on Thursday May 16 a day to the CDC primary.

Madam Paulita Wie in her letter of resignation said she was quitting the job due to numerous calls and petition from the citizens of Montserrado, as well as the partisans to contest the pending by election.

But Political Pundits say Paulita Wie’s participation into the election as a government official on the CDC ticket violates the Code of Conduct.

The Code states that government officials in the Executive wishing to contest in any future elections must resign two years prior to the holding of that election as contained in the section 5.1 and 5.2 of the Code of Conduct on elections.

The Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change through their over two hundred and seventy delegates Friday, may 17 took the decision through a primary election process.

Montserrado is one of the counties noted for CDCians strong hold in any electorial process.

Though it was defeated during the county district 13 representative bye-election, the party says it still consider one of the old counties a place of their home and would everything possible to win the senatorial and representative elections.

With much more bitter flow of criticisms from the opposition block and even that of the citizenry, the party through the chairmanship of Mulbah Molu is hopeful to becoming Victoria over their political counterparts.

On the other side, the opposition is believing that with the lost of  the county representative bye election few months ago, CDC stands less possibility of winning the elections on ground that the party is unable to showcase the trust imposed in it since its inception into office.