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Henriquez will seek independent candidacy for governor

Ada Norah Henriquez

By The Star Staff

Ada Norah Henriquez announced on Thursday that she will seek an independent candidacy for governor, after renouncing the internal primary process and disaffiliating herself from the Dignity Project (Proyecto Dignidad) party.

“As a party we established a Code of Ethics to ensure the best management and behavior of members and affiliates, in the face of a citizenry affected by years of abuses and corruption”. Unfortunately, said body of rules has not been fully enforced or used to promote healthy limits between enrollment,” said Henriquez, who is an attorney, in a written statement.

At the same time, she said she recognizes that the principles that were raised as the banner of the conservative movement have become a thing of the past.

“Specifically that lack of respect led me to a deep reflection on my permanence in this party,” she said. “This despite the fact that by Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in the afternoon, we had already drafted the judicial review appeal. Considering the different internal and public dynamics between members and affiliates without due intervention that promotes a healthy interaction, in accordance with the established regulations, I understand that the party is not in a position to withstand the defense of an adverse judicial procedure.”

Nilda Pérez, secretary general of the Dignity Project, said in a statement that “[i]n Proyecto Dignidad, the legal processes were rigorously established, a primary board was created with representation of both candidates for the governorship, agreements were reached for both campaigns and the party was aimed at holding it in February 2024.”

“It should be noted that Proyecto Dignidad offered at all times to Ms. Henriquez, as well as to all our applicants, the guarantees of fair and equitable due process of law to advance their candidacies,” the party leader said.

Henriquez’s determination leaves the mayor of San Sebastián, Javier Jiménez, as the only candidate for governor under the Dignity Project banner.

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