Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: It has been over six decades since the formation of the People’s United Party on September 29, 1950 – after a year’s worth of demonstrations and protest against the British colonial system by the original People’s Committee.
Today the PUP marked its anniversary by opening Independence Hall to an exhibit of historic pictures from its 65 years of existence. The man who succeeded Price at the top, former leader and Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Said Musa, says that the PUP’s accomplishments, are really those of the Belizean people – if the people stand behind them, there is nothing that cannot be done.
As the party seeks its fourth term in government dating back to 1979, Musa says the PUP’s strength is the belief of its members and the country generally, to continue the fight for true democracy.
But are the PUP ready to return to Belmopan? Rt. Hon. Musa says they were waiting for the call and it is now time to step up. He says he can “feel” a great victory coming.
Musa himself is seeking an eighth term in the House of Representatives, extending his record as the longest serving parliamentarian in modern history, first entering in 1979 and seated since 1989.
Coincidentally, the UDP marked its 42nd anniversary two days earlier on September 27, having been formed in 1973.
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