Hon. John Saldivar not concerned about Oscar Mira running for political office

OscarLast week, we told you about a retired major for the Belize Defense Force, who left his military duties to pursue a career in an entirely different field- politics. We also told he will be competing for the position of the PUP standard bearer in the Belmopan constituency. Well, while serving under the military, Oscar Mira was one of the most senior personnel in the Ministry of National Security. We asked Hon. John Saldivar if he is concerned that this military veteran is now running against him.

vlcsnap-2013-09-06-12h19m00s33Hon. John Saldivar – Area Representative, Belmopan:

He applied for resignation, and we approved his resignation.

 

 

Jules Vasquez
Are you concerned that the most senior intelligence officer in the country , the secretariat for the National Security Council, is now your political opponent and the UDP’s political opponent. Simply put, he knows all the secrets.

Hon. John Saldivar:
I don’t know that there are any secrets that we need to worry about.

Jules Vasquez:
So it’s not something that concerns you?

Hon. John Saldivar:
Not very much.

Jules Vasquez:
Is it a concern to you that as a prospective opponent of yours, if he wins the convention, he is from SalvaPan and he is a son of migrants , [a] large family, and that you lost in that area of the division in the last election and that area is growing?

Hon. John Saldivar: 
The other areas in Belmopan are also growing Jules, but no I’m not worried about it. I have my strategies to deal with Belmopan and to win my constituency and as a correction,he is not the son of immigrants, he was not born in Belize.

Jules Vasquez:
An immigrant himself.

Hon. John Saldivar: 
Yes.  

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