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Nov 16, 2017

Thumbs Down for ‘Hypocrite’ Godwin from P.U.P.

Godwin Hulse

The People’s United Party held a National Executive meeting at Independence Hall this morning. Among other things, the party rounded off its slate of candidates to be presented at the party’s upcoming National Convention. We are told that the convention may be moved up to January 2018 rather than November twenty-sixth, but it is still expected to be in Belize City.   The new slate sees Senior Counsel and Lead Opposition Senator Eamon Courtenay take up the role of legal advisor to the party. His previous slot of National Strategic Development Manager goes to Victor Espat. Former aspirant Anthony Mahler replaces Kareem Musa as deputy party leader for the Eastern Caucus and his post of national communications manager goes to Narda Garcia. Following the meeting party leader John Briceño took questions from the press and we start with his reaction to the testimony of Senator Godwin Hulse in the Special Senate Select Committee on Wednesday.  Briceño poured scorn on Hulse for what he saw as sanctimoniousness and a willingness to throw everyone but himself under the bus for Immigration’s misdeeds between 2011 and 2013.

 

John Briceño

John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“Godwin Hulse was dancing – he was doing the waltz, he was doing the punta, he was doing the bolero, he was doing the reggae, he was trying to do all kinds of dance but everybody saw him for what he was – he is a hypocrite. Because when he was in Opposition, when the P.U.P. was in government, he was the one that was on the highest mountain pontificating against corruption in government. Now because he is a Minister and having all the sweets of a Minister – driver, fancy vehicle, and flying all over the country, all over the world, he wants to protect that, and that is what he was doing. What was he doing? Passing on the blame: to all the corrupt public officers – it was not the Ministers, oh no, not according to him, the Ministers are innocent: it is the corrupt public officers. And I hope the public officers – and there are anywhere between fourteen and seventeen thousand because not even the Prime Minister knows how many he has hired – I hope they can take note. Because there are good public officers and yes there are some very bad public officers. But for Godwin Hulse to sit there and to pontificate and throw public officers under the bus is simply wrong; it is hypocritical and it is a cowardly act.”

 

We’ll have more from Hulse’s testimony in the Senate later in this newscast.

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