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Aug 5, 2013

Luke Espat eyes Cayo Central

Luke Espat

Businessman, Luke Espat, is no stranger to political or financial circles in Belize. He’s generally stayed in the background of politics in the People’s United Party even as he is front and center in finance and business, but usually where controversy is involved. Well, tonight Espat is making the news for an early announcement that he is running on the P.U.P. slate in Cayo Central, a division which the P.U.P. lost in the last general election to Minister of Works, Rene Montero, by a mere forty-four votes in a constituency of seven thousand one hundred and eighty registered voters. We got word via a post on Facebook which has gotten a lot of responses…none of them very good. Today, we asked P.U.P. Leader, Francis Fonseca, about this new entrant into politics and he was quick to point out that while Espat is free to announce his intentions just like anybody else, it is far from a done deal and in fact, Espat hasn’t been endorsed by anybody at the executive level.

 

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

Francis Fonseca

“First of all let me make it absolutely clear that nobody has endorsed Mister Luke Espat or expressed—at the national executive level—nobody has expressed their support for Mister Espat’s candidacy. As you know, the national executive, at its last meeting, declared the season for conventions opened. So between August of this year and August of next year, we will be conducting conventions in all our constituencies to elect standard bearers including obviously Cayo Central. I know of at least five candidates who are interested in running in Cayo Central. So I don’t want people to get ahead of themselves. If in fact Mister Espat is interested in running in Cayo Central, there is a very rigorous process that has to be gone through. All the candidates have to go through that process; they have to be vetted, they have to be cleared by a committee within the party and the national executive of the party will have to review the recommendations of that committee and then will have to make a determination as to whether individual candidates will be allowed to participate in a convention.”

 

Espat told News Five that he will provide an interview on his candidacy on Tuesday because today he was busy meeting with constituents.

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6 Responses for “Luke Espat eyes Cayo Central”

  1. Buju says:

    If he is allowed to run this will be another sad day in the PUP

  2. Da Undertaker says:

    Francis, Francis what are you doing? Darn, this is the weakest leader the PUP has ever had.

    Luke Espat is like a big sink hole, an unwelcomed hurricane, a nightmare. Everything Espat touches become controversial.

    Keep Espat far away from the PUP rostrum of politicians. UDP wan kick we backside real bad, if this bally run pan di PUP ticket.

  3. melvin says:

    well,well,lets see how it works but the convention should be for allll constituencies not only for the ones lost,many people have lost confidence in many area reps,in divisions that have been won by PUP’s,but need new blood,new area reps’ some of them are their only for POWER,nad not for people,many village councils have been lost due to incompetent area reps’ that only visit the people when village council elections are close and after that forget the people,and there are many new leader that are for the people,also we note that yes and we cant’ hide it some in the PUP area reps’ are their for power and money not for the people.and many are disapointed for changes made by PUP executive to allow conventions only for areas that the PUP lost in general elections,we need new change and new direction and this shows that the PUP is not the same PEOPLES’ UNITED PARTY for the people.and it it continues like this we are going to lose another elections.we need to be united and the PUP needs to be transparent and democratic’.we the people are really tired of the bull$#^%$ going on with this corrupt piliticans,PUP AND UDP,but if the PUP want to lead it has to be more transparent and accountable to the people.

  4. sickntired says:

    Why concas have to be such a spoiler? He da just like mayor bradley? They ya people need fi pick wah spot where their perty do super bad inna. Mr colet cant go nowhere else plus he probably will win next time and concas could pick anywhere else like how he got resources.

  5. realistic says:

    More old geezers will finish run this country to the ground. Its way time for Belize to go a new direction.

  6. simone says:

    PUP dont want him-Francis was right over Nancy shoulder when she was just applying.

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