Orange Walk Town, February 8, 2016
Neither the light rain nor very cool temperature kept over 1,500 supporters from attending the Unity Celebration held on Saturday, February 6th
2016 at the Muffles College Auditorium in Orange Walk Town.
People’s United Party supporters have been energised since the national convention held in the city of Belmopan last Sunday, January 31st
, which saw Orange Walk Central Area Representative Hon. John Briceño elected to lead the Party once more.
As new Party Leader Hon. Briceño has made every effort to promote unity. He has met with key personalities in the Party such as former Party Leader and Freetown Area Representative Hon. Francis Fonseca, Lake Independence Area Representative Hon. Cordel Hyde, and Former Prime Minister and Fort George Area Representative Rt. Hon. Said Musa, to discuss a way forward in unity.
On Saturday afternoon, the focus was celebration and renewal in the Party. Supporters gathered in the early afternoon and awaited the arrival of the leaders. Showing support with their presence were Deputy Leader from East Hon. Kareem Musa, Deputy Leader from the South Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Deputy Leader from the North Hon. Abelardo Mai, Corozal South East Area Representative Hon. Florencio Marin Jr., Cayo North East Area Representative Hon. Orlando Habet, Cayo North Standard Bearer Michel Chebat, Belize Rural North Standard Bearer Lloyd “Major” Jones, Belize Rural South Standard Bearer Elito Arceo, Orange Walk East Standard Bearer Josue Carballo, Orange Walk North Standard Bearer Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes, and Corozal North Standard Bearer David Castillo. Also in attendance were Party officials Chairman Henry Usher, Legal Advisor Anthony Sylvestre and Communications Director Anthony Mahler.
All representatives spoke on the importance of unity in the Party.
“We are going to win the next election but we must prepare. The work starts now. With a leader like John Briceño we are confident that we are going to do it”
, said Major Lloyd Jones to supporters.
“We all know that the division is what leads us to losing. We cannot be divided. We must make every effort to remain united and always behind our Party Leader John Briceño,”
remarked Ramon Cervantes.
“As a People’s United Party we have to get stronger. As a party we have been tasked to work on a people’s agenda,”
commented Josue Carballo.
“We now have new life in our Party. We had a free and fair convention last week Sunday and now all of us will unite behind the leader John Briceño, he is my leader, your leader, our leader, to take us to victory whenever Dean Barrow calls the election,”
stated Hon. Florencio Marin Jr.
Party Chairman Henry Usher underscored the historic significance of Sunday’s convention, noting that it was the most democratic in the history of Belize. He urged all key players to remain committed to moving the Party forward.
“Let us also remember that we have to work hard. The job of ensuring that the People’s United Party becomes the next Government is up to us all,”
declared the chairman.
In his rallying of supporters, Party Leader committed to renewing hope in the Party and working to get the PUP back in Belmopan.
“Today we start the march to Belmopan, because we are united, we are ready to work to get rid of the United Democratic Party,”
stated Hon. Briceño.
The Party will continue reach out to supporters. The BELIZE TIMES has learnt that a national tour and consultation led by the Party Leader are among the plans by the Party.