Posted: Sunday, March 5, 2017. 2:04 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Member of the Cayo South Division for the People’s United Party (PUP), Julius Espat, lashed out at his own party last week Tuesday when he appeared on Plus TV’s Rise and Shine show.
Espat said that the PUP are using bench players right now to make decisions for the party and that bench players cannot be playing for a final game in a world cup.
Espat was referring to the PUP national executive who is too comfortable for not fighting the incumbent administration.
He also attacked the leadership of his party for being too close to Michael Ashcroft.
“My Belizean people every day are poorer because of him [Michael Ashcroft] and his relationship with both leadership of Belize – both political parties. The red and the blue did not understand our opponent and so you cannot have a fair fight if you don’t understand your opponent,” he said.
Espat went on to say that not all 12 PUP parliamentarians sit on the national executive of the PUP even though they were elected by the people.
“These are the proven winners where the people put their faith in, but yet you have many of them that don’t even have a seat on the national executive to be able to lead the party forward.”
The member for the Cayo South division also spoke about the elections and boundaries commission and said that PUP members did not object to the UDP timeline for redistricting until after municipal elections.
“The party made an error, because the leaders of the party, we are definitely behind the re-registration, but we have two commissioners in the election and boundaries that voted against it. One voted against re-registration and the other one abstained,” he said.
Espat said that he needs to sit with the executive of the PUP to find out what happened.
“Those 2 people, I don’t know what happened. Maybe they weren’t given proper instructions or maybe they acted on their own, but in anyway, they acted against the wishes and the will of the leadership of the People’s United Party.”
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