PHILIPSBURG: --- A third candidate who was supposed to be on the United Peoples Party (UPP) slate has resigned. SMN News learned that Melisa Molanus who announced earlier this year that she was running on the UPP slate has resigned from the party, however, in the resignation letter Molanus did not give any particular reason for her resignation. She further indicated that her decision was personal.
It is not yet known if Molanus will be contesting the elections on any other slate.
Molanus who would have been contesting the elections for the first time withdrew her candidacy from the UPP even though she already took photographs and other political paraphernalia in preparation for the postulation day scheduled for November 22nd.
Efforts made to reach Molanus for an official comment proved futile.
However, SMN News managed to confirm that Molanus has indeed withdrawn her candidacy from the UPP slate.
UPP Leader Rolando Brison said he wished Molanus all the best in her future endeavors. "Below is the resignation letter submitted to the UPP.