The trial against José Bolívar Castillo took place after a labor lawsuit filed by the municipal workers and a Comptroller’s report for the collection of the photomultas.
The mayor of Loja, José Bolívar Castillo, was revoked from his mandate in the referendum held on June 24 in that canton, according to the results offered by the National Electoral Council (CNE).
The 70.50% of voters pronounced in favor of dismissing the official, informed the CNE, so far with 95.27% of the minutes counted. 190,450 citizens were summoned to the day, which developed normally.
The process against the Mayor took place after an alleged arbitrariness in the implementation of the system of photomultas for the control of the speed of the vehicles in Loja. The order was made by the guild of taxi drivers, represented by Segundo Armijos.
The leader argued that the claim adds “the discomfort of several Lojanos who have felt that the Mayor has overstepped authoritarianism and intolerance” The Assemblywoman of Loja by CREO, Jeannine Cruz, said that from the legislative will require that Castillo be investigated by a Comptroller’s report on the fotomultas, reports of the Truth Commission for their actions as Mayor, and a labor lawsuit imposed by the municipal workers.
Cruz did not rule out her candidacy for mayor of Loja in 2019. At the moment, Castillo is banned from leaving the country, due to a labor lawsuit imposed by municipal workers. Deputy Mayor must assume the position until May 2019 After the removal of Mayor José Castillo, it corresponds to assume the position to Piedad Pineda, current vice mayor, who would occupy the Mayor position until May 14, 2019, when the winner of the sectional elections is possessed from March 24 next year.
Pineda said that if he assumes the position, he will do it “so that the Municipality and Loja continue their progress and development”. Councilman Dario Jaramillo explained that the Cantonal Council will meet to elect a new deputy mayor and hold Pineda. (I)