UDP holds National Party Convention
On Saturday, the UDP National Party Council convened an in-person meeting with over 100 party officials present at its headquarters in Belize City. The main resolution discussed was the endorsement of Party Leader Moses Shyne Barrow to continue serving as Party Leader until the National Convention held after the next General Elections. The resolution received a majority, with close to 100 in favor and 16 opposed. The Party is scheduled to move to a National Convention on August 13th to endorse Barrow. This morning, we asked UDP Collet Area Representative, Patrick Faber, for his thoughts on the matter.
Patrick Faber, Area Representative, Collet Division: “Yes I did attend the National Party Council meeting. I’m sure you know the results of that and for those who question what my role and my participation was in that well it doesn’t even matter what my participation was what matters is that the outcome of that meeting of the council is what we all as a party now need to abide by and so I respect the leadership of the Honorable Shyne Barrow as requested and put into effect by the National Party Council that he is to remain until the post election period and that is what it is and I respect that decision very much. The structures of the party, the mechanisms within the party allow for anybody who does not have a view to state that view. This is why our National Party Council is held within closed doors. It’s not a public sharing of our ideas and yes within the ranks of the UDP we can differ but once the decision is made ultimately it is what it is and so we need no worry about who said what before what this is where we’re at now and we move forward in a very united way.”