Marcos González and Yanira González, first and fifth deputy mayor of the Granadilla de Abona City Council, announced yesterday their resignation from the Popular Party (PP) after expressing their “deep disappointment and concern” with the leadership of this political formation given the “lack of response” for the organization of the next municipal elections.
The two mayors from Granada regret not having received an explanation about the reasons for the disagreement, “despite having heard unofficially that our participation would not be counted on,” they indicate. After recalling that they have tried on several occasions in recent months to get in touch with the PP’s organic officials without obtaining a response, the two members of the Granadilla municipal government assure that the “lack of transparency and communication on the part of the insular and regional leadership of the party has led to our resignation”. Councilors Marcos González and Yanira González stress that, as public servants, they deserve “fair and equitable” treatment, and to be “listened to and respected” by the party leadership. PP sources indicated that Marcos González had already been informed that he was not counted on as a candidate and they recalled that Yanira was offered to go to the Senate at the time, an option that she discarded.
The resignation of the two PP councilors comes a month after ten members of this political force filed a complaint in the Granadilla courts against Marcos Antonio Rodríguez, elected president of the local committee, for alleged fraud in the primaries to elect the party leader in the municipality. Specifically, the militants assure that “guarantees whose signatures are not authentic or recognized by those affected, the alleged signatories” were presented.