Orson OJ Elrington set the record straight today when our news reporter asked if there was truth in the story on social media regarding his betrayal of Patrick Faber. A social media post uploaded by Yellow Jaw Media indicated that Elrington secretly taped a conversation with Faber that spoke against the Barrow family. This recording, according to the article, is responsible for the shift in support from the Barrow family, from Faber to Saldivar. Incidentally, when we spoke with Elrington this evening, he was on his way to a meeting with Faber.
Orson “OJ” Elrington, Standard Bearer, Freetown: “Yesterday someone brought it to my attention and at first instance I said ‘a lot of fake news is shared on social media so I would not even respond to it.’ However regrettably persons shared what is clearly defamatory and false. I think that a simple check with any of the parties who they claim to have been a part of such a conversation would have verified such. One, at no point has the Deputy Prime Minister ever said any such thing to me. Secondly at no point have I ever secretly ever recorded anybody and thirdly my support for the Deputy Prime Minister is un fledgling. I think that he is the best person to serve as the leader for the UDP and in fact as I told you right now we are about to leave Belize City to go and talk to supporters of the United Democratic Party. So I would wish that persons would cease and desist from sharing what is clearly and on its face defamatory information. That is my brother, my friend and again like I told you the reason I have to leave- in fact when I first initially shared it with him when it was brought to my attention he laughed and because anybody that knows me and truly knows me knows that that is not even something I would imaginably do. So it is totally fabricated and without any truth at all. I am a politician, I am a person who is a public figure and so clearly there are those persons ,obviously persons from the People’s United Party who would want to have persons question my integrity and credibility and it’s for that same reason that the very sharing of that material is defamatory.”