Deputy Mayor Allan Pollard Sparks Controversy with Independence Day Campaign Launch
Unity and politics, it’s a rare combination when it involves opposing sides. This proved true on Independence Day 2023. Despite the resounding call for unity and the temporary removal of partisan lines, it seems that Deputy Mayor Allan Pollard did not understand the memo. Pollard who is aspiring to be elected as the next Belize City Mayor in March 2024 took yesterday’s national celebration to launch his not-so-subtle campaign. At the official ceremony held in Belize City, and during the uniform parade, Pollard and a group of supporters marched using T-shirts and flags, endorsing him as the next mayor. The young councilor, who only entered politics some five years ago as a city councilor, and is already hoping to lead the Belize City Council. The young politician is taking some heat for his actions yesterday, as many insiders of the People’s United Party have frowned on his decision to challenge current Mayor Bernard Wagner, and even more so to use yesterday’s event as a political show. Today, Councilor Albert Vaughn, a veteran within political circles, weighed in on the move and the apparent rift created in the council.
We will have more on this subject in Monday’s newscast.