Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Mayor resigns due to threats; 17 days in office

The substitute municipal president of Santa María del Río, San Luis Potosí, Edna Yuriria del Carmen Medina Flores, resigned on 21 January. Threats and a slanderous campaign against him.

After the death of Mayor Emmanuel Díaz in an accident on 31 December, he remained in office for 17 days. He worked as a councilor and took office after receiving the support of the council.

Medina Flores indicated that she and her family were death threats Because he opposed the construction of a gas station in the center of his town, as it meant a risk to boys and girls from nearby schools, among others.

(…) I don’t want death threats against my family and myself anymore, (…) You know the work is going its way, you know the work is full of corruption, I’m sorry Two because it’s already out of hand (sic) I want you to know that my family is most sacred and I don’t expect you to understand it but that’s how I see it I just hope That you as people will not allow this act in the center that will endanger the lives of the children attending the Miguel Angel School, the children of the Pascual María HDZ Elementary School. and Fco. Young people from the González Bocanegra Elementary School and the José María Villaseca Secondary and High School.

The policy informed that its official page is on pause and its content has been removed to avoid further damage.

She insisted that she hoped that with her resignation they would stop intimidating her.

“(…) I hope the threats against me stop, if not I will feel the need to go live via this page tomorrow as this cannot continue like this.”

He also showed part of the document he sent to the council for his irrevocable resignation, at the same time he requested a certain license as councilor of the same city council.

However, in that document he indicated that it was a personal matter.

“In line with my personal interests without coercion or violence, I have come to inform you that due to problems of a personal nature, which have nothing to do with public administration, I have resigned from the post of Officiating Municipal President of the Hon’ble Municipal Council. Of Santa María del Río, I irrevocably resign, requesting that legal procedures be completed for someone else to hold this honorable position.

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