Last night we showed you the spirited launching of the Oppositions municipal team for Corozal Town led by 5-time Mr. Belize winner Rigo Vellos. This is the first municipal slate in the entire country, and according to PUP leader Hon. John Briceno who travelled to Corozal Town to endorse the candidates, his Party is making extra efforts to have teams set in place in every other municipality.
Honourable John Briceno – Leader of the People’s United Party
“One of the things that we are doing as party along with the Chairman and the National Campaign manager, we have been visiting all the municipalities and meeting with the local leaders for us to be able to try to put a good slate, a slate that can really represent the town or city that they are representing and I must tell you that I am very excited because I see a renewed energy within the party, a renewed unity within the party because our local leaders and our supporters are realizing that we have a major responsibility ahead of us that we need to be able to put good candidates, that we need to be able to work hard wo that we can get rid of this government, the UDP government has been taking this country backwards and is only the PUP that can turn things around and bring progress to this country. We’ve been working in all the municipalities for instance right now Deputy Leader Cordel Hyde and Deputy Leader Kareem Musa are working very hard in putting a good slate in Belize City, we recognize that Belize city is the strong hold of the UDP but we believe that with good candidates, with hard work and good plans that we can break that hold of the UDP that they have in Belize City, I was down West yesterday, I was in San Ignacio and Santa Elena and then I was going to be in Benque Viejo del Carmen but because of the torrential rains that they had we had to cancel that part of the visit so I’ll being going back there, I’ve been in down South in Dangriga an in Punta Gorda, in San Pedro, we’ve been all around and like I said I am very excited about what I see in front of me and I believe that as Kareem said that this is the first strike that we are going to give after the UDP; it’s almost ten years of incompetence, ten years of corruption, ten years of vindictiveness, ten years of spitefulness, ten years of backwardness and we have to change this and only the PUP can make those positive changes that this country is desperately in need of.”
The Party hopes to have all of its slates ready this year. As for the UDP, well the party is moving a bit slower on the process of getting its municipal teams going.