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Oct 3, 2013

Landy Habet; he lost by 17 votes and says he is ready for a bye-election

Landy Habet

P.U.P. Leader Francis Fonseca has given disgraced former Minister of State and Cayo Northeast Area Representative Elvin Penner five days to resign. If Penner does not do so, then the P.U.P. will push to get him recalled. But tonight, there are reports that Penner has been hospitalized in Belize City suffering from hypertension presumably occasioned by the public pressure over the passport scandal.  In 2012 Penner won the hotly contested seat by only seventeen votes after conducting a mass registration of immigrants just weeks before elections. His opponent, the P.U.P.’s Landy Habet, had always contended that the election was stolen and not won. So for Habet, a recall would be a heaven-sent opportunity for vindication. So suffice to say he’s more than ready to hit the ground running to get Penner out. He says getting the required signatures to trigger a recall will not be a problem.

 

Via Phone: Landy Habet, P.U.P. Political Officer, Cayo Northeast

“We have been organizing since day one after we got information about Elvin Penner and the passport scandal. We informed all our people because not all of our people are informed because some of them don’t have access to television. But it was our concern and we made sure that they were all informed about what was happening. And as the media started to pick up information and put it on the news we also kept them informed and updated. Our committee for Cayo Northeast along with the Western Caucus has been organizing and we will be out in all villages collecting signatures from people who are willing to sign the petition for a recall. On Sunday we will be at the Falcon Field in San Ignacio where we’ll be doing the same activity for the people from polling area ninety-two. At the same time we will have a rally which is actually an awareness rally, an anti-Penner rally so that the people will be informed and we will collect the signatures we need to trigger the recall mechanism.”

 

Reporter

“Do you anticipate any problem in getting the sixteen hundred signatures that are needed?”

 

Via Phone: Landy Habet

“Certainly not! The people are now informed and they are calling that they are willing to come out and sign the document. We have been informed that even our opposition…people who are former supporters of Elvin Pennerare calling and they are also willing to sign.”

 

Reporter

“The last time we tried a referendum there was a problem with the signatures where many of the signatures were turned back. Are you looking at the collection of these signatures with a view to that and are you taking extra care to ensure that all ‘I’s are dotted and all ‘T’s are crossed?”

 

Via Phone: Landy Habet

“We certainly are. We consulted with some people who were involved in that referendum with Oceana. Unfortunately due to some technicality they were turned down. We will be collecting more than the number of signatures that we need and we will be ensuring that we have the evidence to show that these people are the persons who are signing and to ensure that we do not make the same mistakes…certainly we learn by the people’s mistakes and we are confident that everything will go well.”

 

Habet says that he is confident that they will have the necessary amount of signatures, and more, by the end of next week.

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9 Responses for “Landy Habet; he lost by 17 votes and says he is ready for a bye-election”

  1. the end of Emperor Beano is near says:

    yea

    so what happens if Penner dies before the recall succeeds?
    PM picks replacement or new election?

  2. Mustafa Austin says:

    I really want this to happen. I am a Belizean who lives in Chicago and let me tell you I want to come back HOME because I can not stand Chicago, but I feel that the PUP party will be best for Belize. I can not live under Dean barrow and UDP because I was vicitmized. PLEASE pup come back in.

  3. FAIR JUSTICE says:

    They will get the support they need but Deano will come up with some bullshit excuse why it is not acceptable. BELIZE need a REVOLUTION to overthrow the government. U.D.P believe that they are the father and master of all. People are tired of the u.d.p, we need a change.

  4. Love says:

    We have lost confidence in the BARROW administration. He is governing for himself, sneaking in changes that is not favorable to our people and we need him out like PRONTO! The rest of his crew, is a bunch of under the table mongrels raping the country and hoping we forget quickly. That is how they show how much they love this country! The prefer to trample us for opening our mouth, BECAUSE GREED HAVE RARED IT’S UGLY HEAD!

  5. NIRO says:

    Mustafa Austin
    You better stay where you are because the pup doesn’t have a chance in hell to win in the next maybe 15-20 yrs.. Who in his right mind forget about the pup (MUSA & FONSECA)??? who?? only the ones who want to hustle with them, like you do sir!!!

  6. Belizean Pride says:

    DON’T RUSH TO HOLD THE TORCH LANDY, WAIT FOR THE RIGHT TIME SO YOU CAN WALK AT EASE AND REACH FOR THE TORCH AND LIFT IT UP AS YOU PLEASE.

  7. macal rivera says:

    CAN ORLANDO HABET GIVES THE BELIZEAN PEOPLE ACCOUNT ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE HE TOOK FOR HIMSELF WHEN HE WAS MAYOR???
    ORLANDO STOP PLAY ANNACI, YOU ARE WORSE THAN PENNER, THE HOUSE YOU TOOK FOR YOURSLEF WHERE YOU LIVE IN NOW RIGHTFULLY BELONGED TO THE PEOPLE OF BELIZE, YOU KNOW THE REAL TRUTH THAT FOR THAT SAME REASON YOU LOST THE ELECTION, PLEASE MAN!!! STOP PLAY LIKE YOU SOO GOOD.
    ORLANDO I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW FOOL THE TALK BUT DAH NO FOOL THE LISTEN, YOU ARE ACTING RIGHT NOW LIKE A GREEDY HYENA!!!!

  8. Al says:

    In the channel 5 poll, there are actually 9 people who believe “citizen” Kim was living here for five years. &&$** unbelievable. SMFH.

  9. truth says:

    Dnt talk big before time NIRO!!!

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