Uncertainty Surrounds People’s United Party Decision on Belize City Mayor Candidate
The final decision is yet to be announced from the People’s United Party regarding Allan Pollard’s application to run for Belize City Mayor. It has created factions within the party, and among supporters as Mayor Bernard Wagner is desirous of a third term. While the Prime Minister John Briceno has not come right out and said that Mayor Bernard Wagner would be endorsed, indications have been rife in the past two weeks that Allan Pollard will be asked to step aside. The Prime Minister, however, did offer some political advice to Pollard.
John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “I was 32 years old back then. Allan Pollard is what? 27? 28 years old? I think that Allan has tremendous… he has a very bright future and tremendous talent and a very sincere young man that really wants to do a difference in his community, particularly the Southside of Belize City. He is a shining example of a young person that if determined, he could make things happen. My, well, and also to correct the record and you’re hardly wrong, but you’re wrong. The first time I ran in 1993 I ran as an Area Representative. Then in 1994, I for some reason, they convinced me to run for the municipal the UDP bust we all over the country but we win in Orange Walk, we won three. I topped the polls, so I did well. But the point is that there’s a time for everything and I that the young man, I mean, in whichever position we put him, I think he will do well. And I’ll just tell him, my recommendation to him, just sit back and think things through as to what are your real objectives, what are your long-term objectives, and do not lose sight of that.”