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Jul 28, 2015

Showdown Set for Tomorrow At P.U.P. HQ

Francis Fonseca

Fonseca says that at a national executive meeting scheduled for Wednesday at Independence Hall, he is prepared to listen because that is his style. But he’ll only listen if he determines that those standard bearers with concerns are acting in good faith. That should make for an interesting afternoon at the party headquarters.


Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

“People who have good faith concerns about issues in the Party, we are absolutely prepared to discuss those – always have been. That is my style. We listen to other people. We respect the views of other people. Some say I do it too much. In that regard I am too soft because I listen too much and consult too much instead of being firm. But for me that is my approach. I don’t believe that Mr. Barrow’s approach which some people view as strong leadership which is to be rude and arrogant and petty – I don’t believe that is what Belize requires. So I will not change my style. We want everybody on board. We want them to work with us. But we have to be clear that people are operating in good faith, and that they are not bringing into the Party their own agendas fuelled by others outside of the Party who want to destabilize the PUP and make us lose the elections. And I will fight against that. I will protect the Party against that and do whatever it takes. I am prepared to work with everybody. I am willing to work with anybody but I will not allow anyone or any group of people to undermine the great legacy of this People’s United Party, no matter who they are.”


Late word to News Five is that the twelve standard bearers are meeting tonight to determine if they will be attending the meeting. 

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