By Benjamin Flowers: Patrick Faber has resigned as the Leader of the United Democratic Party, and while his resignation becomes official on January 31, the race for his replacement is beginning to heat up following the announcement from Mesopotamia Area Representative Moses “Shyne” Barrow, that he wants to lead the party.
Barrow took to Facebook this morning reminding that seven months ago when Faber was embroiled in allegations of domestic abuse, he stood up for the party and became the 13th LEader of the Opposition in Parliament. Barrow said that, despite being asked, he refrained from commenting on Faber’s current situation to give him the space he needed to act in the Party’s best interest.
“That day has come thus I wish Hon. Faber well and I hereby declare to our UDP faithful and the entire Nation, who need a strong Opposition, that I led the charge for new leadership and reform 7 months ago and I humbly offer myself today to be your new Leader of the great United Democratic Party,” Barrow said.
Barrow’s announcement comes after Albert Division Area Representative Tracy Taegar Panton, announced this morning, her own aspiration to become the first female leader of the UDP.