Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Maria Richardson has resigned from the board of the United People’s party to prepare for a future political career. However, Richardson does not intend to take part in the September 26 elections. She first wants to focus on her studies and her career.
On January 1, Richardson sent a letter to UP-President Silvia Meyers, announcing “with regret” her immediate departure from the party’s board.
She says in the letter that commitments to her studies, her new job and her foundation “have become too great to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the board.”
Richardson adds that the party is aware of her ambition to become a member of parliament in the future and that she is motivated to fulfill her obligations and commitments to herself first, “so that in return I am prepared and equipped to handle the obligations and commitments I intend to make to the people of St. Maarten.”
Richardson says in the letter that her departure has nothing to do with animosity towards the party. ”To the contrary, thank you for the experience you have furnished me with during my tenure on the board.”
Source Today Newspaper