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Jun 25, 2018

OJ Elrington for U.D.P. Freetown Standard Bearer

Orson “OJ” Elrington

On the other side of the political arena, Orson “OJ” Elrington has confirmed he will be seeking election for the U.D.P. in the Freetown area.  The other known contender is Senator Carla Barnett, who was trounced in the last election by Area Representative, Francis Fonseca. Freetown has remained a stronghold of the People’s United Party since Fonseca rose to political power in that constituency.  While the next election cycle is less than two years away, the United Democratic Party is already fielding candidates to contest the seat.  Earlier today, outspoken Elrington announced his candidacy for Freetown. Elrington’s candidacy surfaces at a time when Barnett is coming under fire for lands deals to family and Freetown constituents, during her tenure at the Ministry of Lands which ended last Friday.  Elrington says his family’s political navel string was buried in that division.

 

Orson “OJ” Elrington, U.D.P. Candidate, Freetown

“Myself and my family, as everybody knows, has had a lifelong commitment to serving the people of Belize and to serving this nation.  And so, I thought that it was the opportune time for me to take up the ultimate challenge and offer myself for the people of Freetown.”

 

Reporter

“Forgive my ignorance in this, but is this the first time you’re bidding or running a race?”

 

Orson “OJ” Elrington

“Yes, this is the first time that I am allowing myself to be a candidate.  For those that know I have been working in the background and in fact, over the years I’ve been asked on several occasions to offer myself as a candidate and respectfully refused those offers and right now I’ve garnered the necessary experience, that I have garnered the necessary support and I am now ready to take on the challenge to serve the people of Freetown. Well that is where my family, that is where the roots are laid on Sixth Street.  That is where we grew up, so I thought that there would be no better division to offer myself for service for than for Freetown.”

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1 Response for “OJ Elrington for U.D.P. Freetown Standard Bearer”

  1. Timber says:

    You know, for the past couple of years that I’ve been reading Channel 5 news online, I’m appalled at the complacency, the ignorance and the illiteracy shown by the majority of the Belizean public in actions, or inactions thereof, and especially what is shown on Social media. Most have time to ridicule and try to belittle someone, but don’t have the gall, wherewithal, nor intelligence to ask the right questions nor do the right thing. You all keep falling for the same damn tricks when it comes to election time from both parties; promise of a piece of land which 95% of you never get, or, if you even get it, you can’t do anything with it because the area is undeveloped and you don’t have the basic funds to even fill the property up. Two, free alcohol and food for a couple of days leading up to and after lections, depending upon which political party wins. Why does the populous sit back and allow these crooked politicians to “shoo” in their relatives into the political arena, thinking they’re entitled? What has OJ Elrington do for Belize, except for inheriting the spoils of his father and uncle and some social media bickering with Musa over nonsense? No one has questioned how the hell the Elringtons has a real estate company and selling prime Belizean property. I live all the way in the US and know that.

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