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Sep 17, 2020

Is Wil Maheia the Man to Deliver Fort George for the B.P.P.?

Wil Maheia

Wil Maheia is trading in Punta Gorda for Fort George in the upcoming general elections which can happen by mid-November, as the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. Maheia has already run for office in the south as an independent candidate, but today, he declared his candidacy at a Belize Progressive Party press conference. He says that the division is smaller in size; it is easier to finance and run a campaign and secure a win than it is in the south. Here’s why he wants to represent Fort George!


Wil Maheia, Deputy Leader, B.P.P.

“Today we are doing something different. Today, I, Wil Maheia, am declaring myself for the Fort George division here in Belize City. Yes, I am coming to Belize City. I have relatives in Belize City. I know Belize City. When I fight, I fight for all of Belize. If this is the game that the PUPD want to play then we will play that game. We can’t expect Toledo East to be a thousand square miles and the divisions in Belize City to be one square miles. It is just not fair and you are going to go and swim in that same shallow pool. No, we will come to the city where the chances of winning are greater. Where Belizeans realize that all we are asking for is for a level playing field.  I have a very good, gut feeling that Fort George is a part of me and I see where we could do good for Fort George. It has been like twenty years under the PUP and you still have Fort George being a division where some of the richest people live that people are still scared to walk the streets after six at night. So, we want to change that. We want to open opportunities for the youths living in Fort George.    A lot of youths that I was with today, they were telling me, mien, the area rep was sick – never showed up for six or seven months and all of a sudden he come in now and say well mi son wah run. No consultation. Nuh give nobody else a break. Keep it in the family. They say nuh nuh we nuh deh with that. We are glad that you are here and we are happy that you are here. We want to give the green a chance. So, that was kind of like the deciding factor; feeling the vibe of the people in the city.”

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