Mayoral Race Rivalry Intensifies: Bernard Wagner and Deputy Allan Pollard Seek Endorsement
Mayor Bernard Wagner wants to be endorsed as the PUP Mayoral candidate in the upcoming elections. Wagner has noted that his desire to run uncontested and to seek a third term in office is to finish the projects he started, and to carry out some in the pipeline. The problem is that Allan Pollard, who is Wagner’s deputy, also wants to be mayor. Both candidates have submitted their application, but Wagner says the party has been silent on the issue.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “I still have not received any feedback on that matter. I honestly have not received any feedback. And so I continue to wait just as I yourselves. I continue to wait. I believe at the end of the day the party will make the decision, and that is their right to make that decision.”
Reporter: Reports are that there are over 40 candidates going up for counselors, different counselors. What do you make of this?
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “Well, it clearly shows that people want to serve under the PUP banner. People are optimistic and they like the work that we have been doing here. We have been doing tremendous work all across the city for the past six years, even through COVID. So that is why you have 40 plus people wanting to represent the PUP in this upcoming municipal elections. When you are doing good people want to do good. Generally speaking, people want to do good. And if they see that your brand represents good, represents transparency, represents progressiveness, they want to be a part of that. And that is what we have stand for the past six years.”