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May 31, 2016

Boots Martinez Says War Scars need to Heal after Convention

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

As we told you earlier, Ministers coming out of Cabinet today cut a wide path when approached by the media. Those we managed to get even a word from told us that what happens in Cabinet is secret and they would not discuss it. One Minister who spoke to us was Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez. He was tight-lipped about Cabinet, but told us that there are scars of war which will need healing.

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Ground Commander, Saldivar Campaign

“I think we are united and we are moving forward. Yes there was scars of war that need to be rectified, but I don’t think it gone so deep that we are divided.”

 

Reporter

Sir but Minister Saldivar has basically said that the dream for them is not dead; that come 2020, basically indicating that there may very well be a challenge for the leadership position by him”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“But this convention was for the deputy leader of the party. The constitution of our party provides that January 2020 will be for the leadership of the party. So this doesn’t mean that it is automatic because the deputy party leader becomes the party leader in 2020.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Can we ask you to analyze—you are someone who has always analyzes elections. Can we ask you to analyze what happened, what may have caused the honorable John Saldivar to lose because everybody out there that I spoke to thought that he would win handily?”

 

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

“Well I thought so too, but as I said before…the best night for me of a politician is the night before the elections. At some point in time there is nothing more—noh care what you do on the day of the election; it is up to the voters them. So if you do your best and your best neva good enough, you can understand. But at some point in time, you have to have trust in the voters and then you can do nothing else cause dah noh you vote for everybody. That’s my personal view. I had confidence the Mister Saldivar would have won; it never worked out that way deh…the delegates thought otherwise and we respect that.”

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