LIBERIA: Amidst ‘Code Of Conduct’ Uproar, Minister Wie Resigns To Contest Montserrado Senatorial By-Election

Ms. Paulita Wie

Amidst the code of conduct uproar, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) nominee for the pending Senatorial by-election of Montserrado County, Paulita Wie, has resigned her post as Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Wie, who submitted her resignation to President George Weah at his Executive Mansion office on Thursday, May 16, stated that her resignation was in a bid to contest the 2019 senatorial by-election for Montserrado County.

In her letter, Wie indicated that she was petitioned by citizens of Montserrado County to contest the upcoming senatorial by- election for which she has taken the decision to resign her post as a Deputy Minister in the government.

“Your Excellency, I want to officially submit my letter of resignation to your honorable office effective as of today, May 16,” she said.

In the letter, Wie also extended her profound thanks and appreciation to President Weah for affording her “the opportunity to serve in the Executive Branch of government” for which she is grateful to the President and the Almighty God.

She applauded President Weah for his commitment to empowering young people into leadership, especially promoting women’s participation in national governance.

Former Minister Wie thanked President Weah for the good job he has undertaken since his ascendency to leadership.

Wie described President Weah as a mentor, unifier, Africa’s pride, the HeforShe, and a democrat under whose administration Liberians are enjoying peace and stability.

“In pursuance of your desire to ensure women’s participation in polities is sustained in the government, I wish to request that you kindly grant me the necessary support that I may stand in need of working with the people of Liberia and our beloved party,” she said.

Paulita Wie, who is the daughter of the late journalist Paul Allen Wie, is also the Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit organization called Helping Impact Liberians (HIL), which has been benefiting over 200 women from rural Liberia by providing them essential tools for nation building.

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