The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed this Tuesday that the new secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, accepted the position.
“Yes (he accepted), he is just in recovery and I decided from Saturday morning that Ricardo Mejía, undersecretary of Public Security, would remain in charge of the office, so as not to be left without the coordination of the security cabinet,” the president explained in his morning lecture from the National Palace.
Rosa Icela Rodríguez continues in the process of recovering from COVID-19, a disease she has suffered since September 19.
Following the president’s words in his morning conference, Rodríguez wrote on Twitter that she is “grateful and committed” to López Obrador’s decision and that she will join as soon as she is discharged.
“I have followed with interest the comments and advice given in the media and social networks. Do not doubt that I will make every effort to work for the people. Thank you for allowing me to serve you,” he published.
Meanwhile, and after the resignation of the previous head, Alfonso Durazo, to seek governorship in the 2021 elections of the state of Sonora, “Ricardo Mejía is acting as coordinator of Public Security,” confirmed the president.
Durazo, also from his Twitter profile, congratulated on Tuesday the newly appointed to occupy what was her ministry, and described her as “a woman with all the ability to serve Mexico in a dignified manner in this great responsibility of guaranteeing security of all and all Mexicans “.
Rodríguez, former Secretary of the Government of Mexico City and until now general coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), will be the first woman to hold this position when Durazo recovers and replaces.