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Three Drop Out Of UDP Executive Elections

Three Drop Out Of UDP Executive Elections
January 17
16:17 2020

Three Drop Out Of UDP Executive Elections

Last week, news broke that Senator Dr. Carla Barnett, who was on the ticket for UDP Chairman bowed out of the race for the post of National UDP Chairman. It came about a month before the elections and left political pundits asking the “why” behind the decision.

In a press release circulated by the UDP, it only stated that the Senator’s abrupt departure was for “personal reasons.” But the pundits have raised questions, toying with the idea that there are much more sophisticated offices of national importance in which the learned Senator can aptly serve, if those positions became available.

There were two other withdrawals from next month’s elections last week: Soon after Dr Barnett’s departure, John Castillo – second of the three that were on the ticket for that office also bowed out. This left only Attorney General, Mike Peyrefitte on the ticket for the post of Chairman. The UDP then announced that Peyrefitte will be endorsed for the position of Chairman at the February 9th Convention.

The withdrawals did not end there. The party’s chairman for Dangriga, Clifford “Boss P” Peters also threw in the towel in the race for the Deputy Chairmanship. He gave as his reason that he is far too busy with his business to campaign for the position. Peters’ withdrawal leaves Belmopan Mayor, Khalid Belisle and current Party Chairman, Alberto August on the ticket. August had indicated previously that he has no qualms surrendering the position when his term expires and running as Deputy to Michael Peyrefitte.

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