PUP convention in Belmopan pushed back … again

By on July 4, 2018

Arthur Saldivar
[Photo | FB/Arthur Saldivar]

Belize City, BELIZE. Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The constituency convention to choose a standard bearer for the People’s United Party in Belmopan will have to wait another couple of months.

That is because the PUP has announced that they are again pushing back the convention, this time until the end of August.

Initially, the convention was slated for this coming Sunday, July 8, pending a Supreme Court challenge to the PUP’s vetting policy which saw the rejection of the candidacy of attorney-at-law Arthur Saldivar.

That hearing will take place on Friday.

At a press conference on Tuesday, chairman of the PUP Henry Charles Usher explained that while the party is not in agreement with the factual account of the claim brought against the PUP by Saldivar, “the disputes as to what transpired will likely lead to a triable matter … a number of triable issues.”

And so the PUP, according to Usher, has decided to reopen the application process to allow Saldivar and by extension Patrick Jason Andrews who was also disqualified from contesting the convention, to be able to submit their applications and be properly vetted as candidates for the standard bearer convention.

The other aspirants for the PUP convention in Belmopan who ave already been vetted and approved are Michelle Rodriguez, Weisman Patt and Oscar Mira.

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