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Nov 5, 2018

Will Boots Step Down and Ride Off Into the Sunset?

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

As we said, the sitting area rep mouthed early support for Michael Peyrefitte, as leader of the party, but first the attorney general had to secure the Port.  Now that Martinez’s blessings went nowhere to persuade voters, would he consider retiring early? At a press event this morning, Martinez says he was not fazed by it.

 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Area Representative, Port Loyola

“I am not at the hands of the people of Port Loyola.  So you could punish some, you could punish a candidate through me, but to me, you will not punish me.  I will go and beg for support for a next candidate but as far as Mr. Martinez is concerned, as far as I know, my name is off the ballot and that was a conscious decision that I made.  See I am a human being too you know and sometimes thirty odd years on the grind.  The only thing that happened yesterday is the selection of a candidate just before the general election to be nominated to see if he can become the area representative for Port Loyola. Punto final.  That da di only process that took place yesterday, nothing else took place.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, would you consider resigning and having a bye-election?”

 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

“Huh? Huh? Fu what? Will I consider…. Fuh what? Why should I resign and have a bye-election? Not at all sir. That one there…squarely…”

 

Reporter

“Had Mike Peyrefitte won, would you have considered it because of your ambitious for him as leader?”

 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

“Put it this way yah….they had a saying weh my granny used to say. If New York mi deh dah big bridge; we mi wah deh deh every day. We mi wah live dah New York, we mi wah know New York. That is a conjunction. So let’s put it this way; no consideration about that.”

 

John August Jr.

In other convention news, the U.D.P. also held a convention in Cayo Northeast. Former Mayor of San Ignacio and Santa Elena John August Junior won by a slim margin of six votes over current mayor Earl Trapp Junior. This is after a recount had to be held because the first count showed that August was ahead by a razor-thin two votes. A third contender was a former government minister, Salvador Fernandez.

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