The United Democratic Party (UDP) is six days away from electing a new leader and executive member. The race has been gaining momentum and has gotten nasty with a few UDP Standard Bearers launching attacks on the leader candidates. The party held its National Party Council meeting on Saturday where one member of the party noted to our newsroom that the meeting was eerily calm considering the recent mud slingings that have occurred via social media. We spoke with the Chairman of the Party, Alberto August who denied any internal fights and who attempted to assure the media that there is unity in the UDP.
Love News also spoke with UDP’s Orange Walk East Area Representative, Elodio Aragon who too refused to talk about the internal rumblings of the UDP.
As we noted, the meeting was with UDP powers from across the country. With all the internal fights and the allegations against Saldivar, one would think that the Lev Dermen matter would come up or the mudslinging on social media in the last few weeks. According to August, that was not the case and the matter was not even tabled. As a matter of fact, no thought was even given to postponing the convention.
When it comes to the mudslinging, Chairman August blames it on the advent of social media.
The convention date is set for February 9 at the Belize Civic Centre. It is a delegate convention that will see five hundred and seventy votes cast for a new executive and a new party leader. Chairman Alberto August spoke to the media on how the delegates are selected.
Love News will provide coverage of the UDP convention on Sunday, February 9.