The People’s United Party Deputy Leader Julius Espat, is no longer contesting the post of Party Leader. The Cayo South Area Representative was one of the five candidates vying for the post alongside former leader John Briceno; Kareem Musa, son of former two-time Prime Minister Said Musa, Lake Independence Area Representative Cordel Hyde and Senator Lisa Shoman.
According to the Reporter Newspaper, Espat has confirmed his position. He is quoted as saying “Yes, I have been encouraged by some of my colleagues, but at this time I will concentrate my energies in my constituency.”
He continued by saying quote “I think this time I need to spend a lot more time with them and fight their issues, which are really important issues.” End quote.
Those interested have until December 15th to submit their names to run at the National Convention set for January 31st.
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