Both major parties flexed their political muscle in San Ignacio on Monday, for the scheduled nomination of their candidates for the upcoming Cayo North Bi-election.
First up was the PUP and their favoured candidate Richard Harrison, who was escorted to the administration building inside the court room and above San Ignacio Police headquarters at around 10 o’clock Monday morning. Six people had to sign that they nominate Harrison to be the PUP Standard Bearer for Cayo North.
The first of which happened even before the first nomination went in. As it so happened the San Ignacio Police station and court where the nominations were to be held had no flag and the flag pole was empty. Don Hector, donated a National flag and the Office in Charge Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson proceeded to hoist the flag.
The second highlight of the day happened while the PUP waited for the nomination process to conclude. The leaders of the party participated with much fanfare in pushing an Ambulance which they say stalled almost in front of them; signalling, they said, to the lack of proper use of PetroCaribe funds to alleviate real problems in the municipality.
After the UDP’s nomination, they held a rally at the San Ignacio Welcome Center. Key note speakers were Omar Figueroa, Gaspar Vega and John August.
The Bi-election, which was triggered by Joseph Mahmmud’s sudden resignation, is slated to take place on Monday January 5th 2015.