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Last night as PUP Leader John Briceno addressed his constituents we took the opportunity to ask him about the recent changes in the National Executive of the PUP. Those changes, including the return of Area Representatives Mark Espat and Cordel Hyde to the Executive, have caught many persons by surprise, and Briceno expanded a bit on the rationale.

john_interviewJohn Briceno PUP Leader

“What we are doing is that we are strengthening the National Executive. We all recognize that the next National Elections is going to be a tough one. We know that we have a very vindictive government and they are going to do everything in their power to remain in government and we believe that is incumbent of us to be able to get our best minds around the table of the National Executive. Both Honourables Cordel Hyde and Mark Espat had indicated that they want to come back and they want to get engaged and want to be part of this process so we have invited them along with Francis Fonseca as Senior Deputy Party Leaders since they are parliamentarians. We have also gone a step further whereby Honourable Florencio Marin Junior who is also now going to be that link in the liaison between the parliamentarians and the National Executive. In the National Campaign Senator Courtney for some time has been saying that he needs help he knows it is a big task and he asked that we get someone to join him and he identified Jaime Briceno. So now between Jaime and Senator Courtney they are going to be leading the National Campaignand setting up their committees to get the job done. So I am very excited about the changes that we have done within the party.”

And with that done, the Party Leader told us that he feels that the last pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place.

John Briceno PUP Leader

“This was the last part as I said its almost either a formula or the jigsaw puzzle that these were the last pieces that we put together and so now the party is a formidable force that now we are totally all in sync we are all united in one purpose which is to serve the people and the way to serve the people is to get rid of the government that is in Belmopan right now so I am very excited and confident.”

Nineteen of 31 PUP standard bearers have already been chosen, and the caliber of the candidates is exceptional, a sign of good things for the Party in the future, claims Briceno.

John Briceno PUP Leader

“I am very excited and I have been saying this for quite some time that since we have started to reorganize the party we have been having dynamic candidates, candidates that are credible, that have experience and that have shown their work in their community. So I am very excited with the calibre of candidates that are stepping forward for the P.U.P.”

And of course, politics must always take a backseat to more important matters, like a Mothers Day greeting, for example.

John Briceno PUP Leader

“What a wonderful thing you know for all of us and all those who still have their mothers today for them to be able to give them that special extra recognition, that extra love, that extra kiss on this particular day when we celebrate it as Mothers Day. So I take the opportunity to wish all wonderful mothers of Orange Walk Central to wish them the very best. I think Councelor Rossel Arana said it best that while whilst we recognize today as Mothers Day let us recognize everyday as Mothers Day. To all the wonderful mothers across the length and breadth of our country we wish them a happy Mother’s Day.”

All standard bearer conventions of the Peoples United Party are scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

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