Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2015. 4:54 pm CST.
Thursday, May 7th 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Right Honorable Said Musa, now 71 years of age, is in his seventh term of office as area representative for the Fort George division in the House of Representatives and will seek an eighth term in the upcoming general elections.
But there have been groundswells of suggestions that he should step down right away rather than risk his health and age for another five-year term. These suggestions have been wrapped up in the ongoing internal reforms over which the PUP is wrangling.
Today we put the question to Musa on camera and he repeated that he has yet to make a decision but he is certainly not on the way out anytime soon. He stated that once he has made a decision that he can no longer serve, then he will have no hesitations in leaving.
Rt. Hon. Musa was first elected to office in 1979, then returned after defeat in 1989 and has been elected six times in succession with generally healthy majorities. He is the only current member of the House to have been elected before Independence in 1981 and is third behind the late Rt. Hon. George Price and Hon. Philip Goldson in terms of time served in the House.
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