Resignation Via WhatsApp & Without Consultation With NDP
Minutes before going public, 6th District Representative, Hon. Alvera Maduro-Caines resigned from the National Democratic Party (NDP) without consultation.
This according to Opposition Leader and interim Chairman of the NDP, Hon. Marlon Penn, who disclosed via a statement today that the Hon. Maduro-Caines communicated the decision via Whatsapp.
"At 2:36 p.m. on 20th January, 2020, I received a letter from Honourable Maduro-Caines, forwarded via WhatsApp messenger, in my capacity as Interim Chairman of the National Democratic Party, advising me of her decision to resign. I was equally notified of her decision in my capacity as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition," Hon. Penn stated.
The 8th District Representative indicated that Hon. Maduro-Caines’ resignation is regrettable, as she has always been a strong representation of the NDP’s core philosophy and values, where people and family are at the heart.
"I am truly disappointed, that her decision was made without consultation with me or the Party, and moreover, that she has opted to join the Virgin Islands Party – both of which are at odds with the Alvera that I have come to know, as a professional colleague and close friend, over the past several years," Hon. Penn stated.
However, Hon. Penn offered Hon. Maduro-Caines his professional and personal respect, and wished her well.
"I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the National Democratic Party to thank her for her years of service to our Organisation and this Territory. I am comforted, that the National Democratic Party has never been about its politicians. Our commitment of service to the people and our strong vision for these Virgin Islands is undeterred," Hon. Penn stated.