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Jun 21, 2021

U.D.P. Chairman Says Dean Barrow is “Retired And Gone”

Michael Peyrefitte

Chairman Michael Peyrefitte was also asked whether former Prime Minister Dean Barrow still wields any power in the United Democratic Party and whether or not he has weighed in on the current leadership issues.


Michael Peyrefitte, Chairman, U.D.P.

“I can assure you that he does not. As I said before in a previous interview, the Right Honorable Dean Barrow we hold in the highest of esteem; however, he is retired and gone. This is our U.D.P. now and whatever we are going through it is on our own. I can tell you, for example, I have not spoken to him. I have not had a word with him concerning this process. Because he knows and I know he has no business in this. This is for us now to solve on our own. He was definitely a formidable figure in the U.D.P. and when a person like that leaves for a while you struggle to get on your feet so to speak. But I can assure you that we are the ones trying to solve it and come to a solution on our own without those influences. They have retired and they have all said, including himself, Mr. Finnegan, all the veterans of the Party have always said we are here for advice, for guidance, if you ask for it. But they won’t interfere in this process or I won’t allow them to.”

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