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Nov 1, 2019

Julius Espat’s Perspective on U.D.P. Leadership Race and PAC

Interestingly, Espat highlights the fact that both Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Minister of National Security John Saldivar, who sit on the Public Accounts Committee, are challenging the leadership of the United Democratic Party.  In his opinion, the reputations of both government officials have been tainted by scandals, aside from the glaring conflict of interest regarding the auditing of their respective ministries.


Julius Espat, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee

“We can’t continue di give dehn ministers and dehn C.E.O.s and these senators a bligh.  They have an obligation, they have a responsibility and especially the ones that are running, two of them di run right now for leadership of the party, might become prime minister before the next election and the way they handle the people’s money is laughable.  It is irresponsible, it is totally wrong, and the other one is running as a deputy.  So dehn noh have no excuse, the way I see it.”


Julius Espat

Isani Cayetano

“Speak to us in some detail, from your point of view, on the fact that indeed there are two sitting ministers who are also members of the Public Accounts Committee that are vying for leadership of the United Democratic Party and there’s a third member of PAC who is running for first deputy.”


Julius Espat

“Anywhere in the world, we would be the laughing stock of the world with the amount of negative PR or the amount of cases that we have seen against these members.  Anywhere else in the world they would not be able to run in politics because their reputation would be tarnished.  The way they handle the people’s money as members of the PAC, for example, they shouldn’t be members of PAC when their ministries are being audited to start with.”

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