Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020. 3:06 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: The primary purpose of Thursday’s virtual public rally was to organize the faithful of the United Democratic Party (UDP) to ensure they would vote, and encourage others to vote, for the U.D.P. to win a fourth consecutive term in office.
There were live musical performances from the likes of Supa G, and a virtual “convention hall” with cheering UDP supporters from across the country. Interspersing interaction inside the party headquarters between host Shary Medina and party leaders Patrick Faber and Hugo Patt were videos highlighting party history and accomplishments too numerous to mention here.
The highlight was the introduction of each of the party’s standard-bearers, who spoke of their commitment and determination to ensure victory, whether for the first time or in a continued series.
The party’s team in Corozal is as follows: Antonio “Tony” Herrera, Corozal Southeast; Dr. Angel Campos, Corozal Southwest; Pablo Marin, Corozal Bay; and first deputy leader and deputy Prime Minister Hugo Patt, Corozal North.
In Orange Walk, contesting are Guadalupe Magaña, Orange Walk South; Denny Grijalva, Orange Walk Central; Carlos Zetina, Orange Walk North; and Elodio Aragon, Jr., Orange Walk East.
The South is represented by Dennis Garbutt in Toledo East; Dr. Simeon Coc in Toledo West; Ivan Williams in Stann Creek West; and sole incumbent Frank “Pawpa” Mena in Dangriga.
In the Cayo District, the party puts up Ramon Witz in Cayo South; John August, Jr., in Cayo Northeast; Rene Montero in Cayo North; John Saldivar in Belmopan; Dr Omar Figueroa in Cayo North and long-standing representative Erwin Contreras in Cayo West.
The Belize District’s candidates are in order of presentation: Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro, Belize Rural North; Beverly Williams, Belize Rural Central; Manuel Heredia, Jr., Belize Rural South; Shyne Barrow, Mesopotamia; Lee Mark Chang, Caribbean Shores; Melvin Hewlett, Fort George; Denise Barrow, Queen’s Square; Dianne Finnegan, Lake Independence; Orson Elrington, Freetown; Philip Willoughby, Port Loyola; former Port Loyola rep Anthony Martinez, Pickstock; Tracey Panton in Albert, and Faber in Collet. He got his own special video package and introduction separate from those of his colleagues in closing the show. These will be nominated on October 21 and contest the election on November 11.
The party also recognized several departed stalwarts: the late Michael Young; the late Andrew Faber; the late Dean Lindo; the late Frank Lizama; the late Rosendo “Chendo” Urbina, and many more.
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