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Apr 5, 2012

Francis Fonseca denies bribery allegation

Francis Fonseca

On Wednesday, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin granted leave for the United Democratic Party’s Lee Mark Chang to file an election petition against Francis Fonseca, leader of the People’s United Party and area representative for Freetown.  Chang, who contested the seat in the recent General Elections, is accusing Fonseca’s agents, Albert Vaughn and Hugh Bodden of bribery. During the submissions made by attorney Michael Young, affidavits were read in which seven persons admitted to accepting payoffs in order to vote for Fonseca.  In a press release issued by the P.U.P. Secretariat today, Fonseca promised to defend the integrity of his success in the Freetown Division stating, “I categorically and unequivocally deny any suggestion or allegation of bribery on the part of anyone associated with the P.U.P. Freetown Election Victory.” Fonseca goes on to say that his win in Freetown was through hard work and that he will not allow the collusion of a failed candidate and a couple of paid U.D.P. supporters to thwart or undermine the decision of the people of Freetown.

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7 Responses for “Francis Fonseca denies bribery allegation”

  1. Mel says:

    Kettle di cuss pot!

  2. Silvia says:

    Hon. Francis Fonseca won the Freetown division through hard work and dedication.

  3. JOEDOE says:

    “I categorically” He is not denying it.

  4. Be Real says:

    Dollar sign says: “build and destroy; that means i gotta destroy u if i built you”

  5. Earl Grey says:

    I thought that THIS IS STANDARD PRACTICE IN BELIZE POLITICS…..

  6. busha says:

    If you’re going to open that basket, then you need to get rid of MOST politicians completely…

  7. April Cain says:

    Little Mark and Little Mike are the biggest hypocrites ever!!!

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