Minister Anthony Boots Martinez found himself in an argument with a resident of the Pickstock division earlier today. The video was uploaded to social media and shows both parties using obscenities at each other for at least two minutes before Martinez got into his white pickup truck and left the area. Martinez began campaigning in late July preparing to take over from Wilfred Sedi Elrington. Love News spoke with Martinez on his decision to move over from the Port Loyola division.
Hon. Anthony “Boot” Martinez, Pickstock UDP Standard Bearer: “I was contacted and having discussions the party decided or the party’s suggestion is what would be the resume of the new candidate in such a short time. So the resume was you need a household name, you need somebody who is willing to look on the services to the people of Pickstock and you need to look on somebody who is willing to do the political stage work. Of course it took me two weeks to make that decision after coming into the Pickstock constituency and consulting with the people of Pickstock as to see if my resume will suit the cut an coming into Pickstock meaning for the most party I was avoiding UDPs at least people I believe would have told me what I wanted to hear. So after extensive consultation with the residents of Pickstock, most of whom I class to be no fanatic UDPs I think that I fit the cut and I decided on the 20th of July to start the campaign in Pickstock.”
We also spoke with the Minister for Pickstock Wilfred Sedi Elrington who commented on his successor for the constituency.
Wilfred Elrington, Former Pickstock UDP Standard Bearer: “That is a determination that people have to make. You know they will have to determine whether or not in fact he is the person who will best serve their interest. Remember they have two of them him and Mr.Mahler and I don’t know between the two of them which is going to prove to be the better person but the important thing if both of them can remember that it’s not about them but it’s about the people of Pickstock and lifting the standard of living and the livelihood of people in Pickstock I think that will be the determination.”
Elrington was elected as the Pickstock Area Representative back in 2008.