For the past months, the United Democratic Party has not been so united and several efforts to unite the UDP have failed. Well, by all accounts it looks like the hierarchy of the party is giving it another try. And a key player is the former Party Leader Patrick Faber. As we told you, he returned to the country and participated in today’s Sitting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan. In an interview with the media, Faber said that he and his successor, Moses “Shyne” Barrow will hold a meeting in the coming days to attempt to address their political differences.
Patrick Faber, Area Representative, Collet: “There have been difficult times. I will make that no secret and I believe people would see me as disingenuous if I said that everything has been rosy since. Certainly, I left office as Leader of the Party and there has been quite a bit of back and forth, to be honest with you. But, a few weeks ago, the leader reached out to me and he apologised for things that may have been done or said and I saw that as an overture for us to have a discussion and so, initially, I had indicated to him that I would be returning to the country around the middle. I had not intended to come as early as Wednesday of this week because I didn’t know there was a House meeting. I had to move up the time and so we had scheduled next Tuesday for that meeting and I’m looking forward for that meeting. But, as I said to him then, all I saw his messages to be were overtures of goodwill and my issues, I promised him, would not be any personal issues. There were some personal issues. That I would focus on what is best for the party but I insisted that that sit down be face to face. It cannot be virtual and so we have not had the chance to do that yet and in the meantime we operated as if there is going to be a positive outcome out of that meeting. You saw today, we worked well together in the House and we will continue to do so for the duration of the meeting and all the way up until Tuesday and then when we have that discussion, which I’m sure we can keep very cordial and we can agee it has to be in the best interest of the party and I’m absolutely hoping for the best outcome of that meeting on Tuesday.”