Sunday’s PUP convention which will ultimately decide who will run against the UDP titan John Saldivar for the Belmopan constituency. The convention will be held at the Belmopan Comprehensive High School grounds on Sunday, November 3rd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ruth Logan, Amin Hegar, Patrick Andrews and Oscar Mira are the four PUP candidates battling out this weekend. On Friday morning, all four candidates were present at the demonstration, and though there can only be one winner, all four seemed equally confident.
“Number one Belmopan has never had a female candidate and we all know that women are hard working people and that I bring to the table. I have had many struggles and people know me as a grass root person and I have made it and that show that we all can make it. We women we have a sense that God has given us is that we can bring things to the table and work on it. And as a woman you guys know we don’t do promises we do growth, the growth of our children and that how we will get Belmopan moving up. Everyone deserves a chance now, everyone.”
“All the polls are saying, if channel five has made a pole if the U.D.P. has made a poll it all shows that Amin Hegar and his team is going to win this Sunday.”
“I will concede that I am a rookie but let me tell you I have one of the most experience machinery, I have gathered some of the most competent people behind me so on November third you will see passion at work, you will see love and loyalty at work. We are very confident. We have put in our ground work. Of course the people will have to decide on that day and people keep saying elections are won on Election Day but we have put our machinery together and we believe it is well oiled and ready to work so we are feeling very optimistic.”
“We’re feeling very good. This is the first time that a true Belmopanese will be elected for area representative. The people of Belmopan are ready; the people of Belmopan want one of their own to represent the interest of Belmopan. I bring integrity, I bring honesty, I bring the twenty-two years that I gave to my country. I know that I can offer more, I have offered my twenty-two years of dedicated service to this country because I believe in Belize and I believe in Belmopan.”
As we said there can only be one winner and that will be decided on Sunday.
Monday update: Patrick Jason Andrews won the election, and he is now PUP Standard-Bearer for Belmopan.