Tuesday, April 8, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The convention to elect a Standard Bearer for the People’s United Party (PUP) in the Cayo Central division will take place on Sunday, April 27 in Santa Elena Town, Cayo.
But the political temperature has been ramped way up as the fateful date approaches where businessman Luke Espat will square off against former area representative Daniel Silva.
Tonight, the PUP Cayo Central Executive Committee issued a release noting its concern that an attempt is being made to sidestep certain decisions that were previously agreed.
The Cayo Central Executive Committee in its release, explains that 7 of 9 executive members voted in the meeting of Friday, March 21, 2014, that the venue for the Convention be the Santa Elena Roman Catholic School and that the Convention will be a closed convention.
The Committee also agreed that all new voters who register by April 25th will be allowed to vote as long as they bring along the receipt from the Election and Boundaries Department on Convention Day.
These decisions, the Executive Committee says, are recorded in the Minutes of the March 21st meeting and formally submitted to the Party Secretariat.
This, according to the official release, was reaffirmed at a subsequent meeting of the PUP Cayo Central Executive Committee held on Wednesday, April 2nd.
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