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Oct 7, 2020

An Election Season with Limited Propaganda

Patrick Faber

Election season is in full swing across the country but the banners, t-shirts and other propaganda items that adorn all major streets in the respective municipalities are at a minimum.  That’s because both parties have taken a conscious decision to tone down on the excess visibility amid the coronavirus pandemic.  For the U.D.P., its members have decided to invest those monies in a food pantry programme of its own to ensure that supporters have access to food, despite government’s ongoing initiative.

 

Patrick Faber, U.D.P. Leader Elect

“I’m sure that all will appreciate that the kind of contributions that we can garner for the sake of politics at this time is not as bountiful as it would be in other circumstances.  Also, there are several of my colleagues in the party who have made a conscious decision not to spend all this money on paraphernalia for elections.  Rather, if we can find those kinds of monies, there is a movement afoot now to provide, on the party’s behalf, food pantry packages to people.  Despite the fact that we are trying our best as a government to serve so many people, some have complained that it is not as fast, the bureaucracies attached to that whole process and despite what the P.U.P.s tell you, there are U.D.P.s who complain about the same kind of inefficiency in the service.  Now I’m not here to criticize the government’s actions but as the party leader elect, my job is also to make sure that the party plays a role in alleviating or ameliorating some of the conditions that exist with our poorer families as a result of COVID.  So a few of our colleagues have said, we’re not going to engage in all of this.  T-shirts, for instance, we’ve made a small investment in T-shirts, not to the tune that we’d ordinarily do and rather than put all that money into all of that we are helping our people with food packages across the country.”


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