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May 20, 2020

Patrick Faber Remains Ready to Lead the U.D.P.

Patrick Faber

Since we had the Minister of Education on hand, the media queried about his leadership bid. Faber is one of four persons who have entered his name in the leadership race of the United Democratic Party. As you know, he suffered a political setback when he lost his bid to John Saldivar earlier this year in February.  But Faber says he has not lost sight of his ambition to become the next prime minister of the country.  The country is in an election year and Faber hinted to the possibility of general elections being called down the road, in 2021, as permitted by law. But even as the political race is overshadowed by COVID-19, Faber says he is focused.


Patrick Faber, Minister of Education

“I have gone on the record to say and it remains my position that that takes a backburner to our fighting the COVID-19. Yes, things are looking to return to as normal as we can get it after such a fight against COVID-19, but my position remains. As I have said, we have just put it on the backburner a little bit, but my aspiration is still to become the new leader of the U.D.P. and of course, by extension, to lead this country. And that’s not going to fade; I don’t want anybody to be confused. It is just not the top priority right now, but whenever the gung is sounded, I am ready.”

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