The Undersecretary of Community Service of the Government Secretariat, José Luis Manrique Hernández, resigned from the state government and the National Action Party (PAN) as a result of his being demoted from the pre-candidacy for federal representation due to reasons of equality.
“Strong in my convictions, I have made the decision to resign from the position of Undersecretary of Government and also from my membership in PAN for more than fifteen years,” he reported on social networks.
The current former official published a letter addressed to the state president of the PAN, Eduardo López Mares, in which he mentioned that he has been a member of the National Action for 15 years, guided by principles and values.
“However, in recent years, political pragmatism has replaced the leadership of the PAN, causing an anachronism in the two basic tasks of any party: the renewal and training of political cadres who want public office,” he argued in the document.
He charged that strong resistance to generational change silenced the voice of citizens.
“Another major concern is the lack of internal democracy in the party. I sincerely hope that this reflection will pass between the militants and the leadership of the institution,” he said.
In the letter, José Luis Manrique pointed out that, due to the above reasons, he submitted his irrevocable resignation from PAN.
“However, I maintain my conviction to continue serving the citizens through political work, and I will do so,” he said.
José Luis Manrique Hernández was the secretary of the City Council of León in the administration (2009–2012), led by the former mayor of PAN, Ricardo Sheffield Padilla, who is now a senatorial candidate in Morena.
In March 2018, as a federal deputy for the PAN, Ricardo Sheffield resigned from the blue and white because he was not favored in the candidacy for the municipal presidency of León because the then mayor, Héctor López Santilla, was appointed to run for re-election. .
After 25 years, Sheffield left PAN and joined Morena as a candidate for governor; then he was the Federal Consumer Attorney; in 2021, he lost the mayorship of León and is now a candidate for senator.
On the other hand, José Luis Manrique was the councilor of León in the first administration of López Santillana (2015–2018), and in the second period, he was appointed undersecretary of security, even though there was no profile for the position. From 2020 to 2021, the former PAN member worked as an undersecretary of the Ministry of Social and Human Development.