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Jul 2, 2018

Julius Espat No Longer P.U.P.’s Deputy Party Leader

Julius Espat

In the blue corner, Cayo South Area Representative, Julius Espat is no longer a Deputy Party Leader for the People’s United Party. Even though his resignation had been leaked before today, Espat met with Party Leader John Briceño this morning in Belize City where he officially handed in his resignation and it was accepted.  Espat, who has been the Deputy Party Leader for the west since the 2012 elections, says that the post has become ceremonial and in the past has had differences of opinion on internal party matters. He told News Five there isn’t any bad blood with the party leader.

 

Julius Espat, Former Deputy Party Leader, P.U.P.

“I just don’t think that the position was best suited for what I do. I have been trying it out for quite some time under the present leadership. It hasn’t worked out. I believe every organization needs to be able to put its best players in its best position for it to function. That position was just not made out for me. You must understand that the regional deputies were done in the past in the leadership and it was done with the concept with decentralized where very region would nearly semi-autonomous. A decision will be made and reported back to the National Executive and the Leadership. That was the structure in which I was comfortable with. The new leadership has steered away from the decentralization and therefore the position became a little bit void. I had a meeting with his morning and I think it was a very good meeting. We expressed different points of view on how to move on and I think that is healthy for the People’s United Party.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“He had any objections?”

 

Julius Espat

“Well, he asked me to remain as the Deputy of the west. I told him that I couldn’t. If the scenario did not change then I couldn’t. And so we understood each other. He knows me well. He knows what I am capable of doing and how much passion I do when I bring on something and when I work on something. So I have to believe in a post to be able to get it done. I believe in getting the work done.”

 

Espat says he will continue to focus on the upcoming general elections.

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1 Response for “Julius Espat No Longer P.U.P.’s Deputy Party Leader”

  1. Tony Gillings says:

    Seriously?
    I do not think it’s a good idea to provide verbatim transcripts of things politicians say – it’s just showing how illiterate and poorly educated these people really are. “You must understand that the regional deputies were done in the past in the leadership and it was done with the concept with decentralized where very region would nearly semi-autonomous.” What exactly does that mean or is it really bad copying by News Five???
    It’s obvious to me that if it’s taken FIVE YEARS for the man to decide the position “wasn’t made out for him”, there’s more to this resignation than he is letting on!

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