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Jan 15, 2020

How Will Dermen Scandal Affect U.D.P. Leadership Convention?

Dean Barrow

The leadership convention for the United Democratic Party is less than a month away and the Dermen scandal is a raging fire that the Barrow administration is desperately trying to douse ahead of February ninth.  But what impact, if any, will it have on the scheduled vote?  PM Barrow outlined several possible scenarios and reiterated that he remains the leader of the U.D.P. and will serve out the remainder of his tenure if necessary.



“Sir, do you feel that this would perhaps hamper the upcoming leadership convention in any way?”


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“I don’t see how I can answer that.  I don’t know.  I really don’t know. If any of the two leadership aspirants turns out to be somebody who received cash, I would fire that person and I believe that the party would absolutely disqualify sucj a person from proceeding with the leadership challenge because, “How yoh wahn get fired from the Cabinet?”  Remember, you know, remember, if I choose to, I hold the whip hand, you know.  Recollect that I don’t need to go anywhere until the general elections are called.  If I were to fire, have to fire a leadership aspirant and the party says well we don’t care that you fire the person, we will still elect that person and we will say he must take over and lead us into the next general elections.  Well I will save them from their own folly, you know, because I will make it plain that that cannot happen.”

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