Shyne is thinking of municipal elections, unity and hard work
The internal squabbles within the United Democratic Party are still happening but it appears that there are signs that the party’s tumultuous times are behind them. That’s according to UDP Leader, Moses “Shyne” Barrow. He outlined that throughout recent weeks, he’s been able to broker what he called unity deals, which in effect resulted in endorsements rather than a full convention. He explained what has happened in constituencies in Cayo and Belize City.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “The atmosphere in the UDP is that everybody needs to get to work in their constituency. I don’t know if you pay attention to my Facebook but I have been able to broker about a five constituency unit packs in Cayo Central where we got the Mayor – I worked very closely with Mayor Earl Trapp and so he was able to help me in Cayo Central to get an endorsement for Mr.Mark O’brien with the full support of the candidates that were running against him. Also we did that in Cayo North East to get Mr.Albert Fernandez endorsed with former mayor Alfonso Cruz supporting him. We did so in Freetown and Caribbean Shores with Mr.Oj Elrington stepping down for Alobi Young and Alobi Young stepping down for Mr.Andrew Bradley in Caribbean Shores so in Freetown you’ll have Alobi Young. And the finally just a few days ago I was able to get former minister Mark King to stand down and endorse former Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels. That is the atmosphere of the UDP right now and I’m not finished I have more deals to broker in the name of unity and in the name of getting to work so that we can win the next municipal elections. I project that we will win at least three to five of the municipal elections at least five if we do the work that is necessary and that is my focus right now. We are twelve months away from the municipal elections and that is what I think about.”