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Jun 25, 2021

Patrick Faber Breaks Radio Silence on U.D.P. Chaos

Patrick Faber

The Central Executive Committee of the United Democratic Party met virtually on Thursday night and, despite the meeting being held to set a date for a recall convention to determine Patrick Faber’s fate as party leader, the time of that pending event is yet to be decided.  In the wake of that meeting, the embattled party leader, who has since been replaced by Shyne Barrow as Leader of the Opposition, called a press conference of his own this morning to answer many of the questions that the media has been asking amid the maelstrom that has befallen the U.D.P.  In speaking with the media from the party’s headquarters, Faber maintained that his personal issues with anger management have no bearing on his ability to lead the party, notwithstanding a deliberate move from within to have him unseated as party leader.  According to Faber, the carefully orchestrated coup is simply because he has chosen to lead the United Democratic Party in a different direction.


Patrick Faber, Party Leader, U.D.P.

“I have done much soul searching, deliberation and counsel and I have determined that the unfortunate incident in my personal life does not render me unfit to continue to lead my party with the fortitude, experience and skill I have been honing since age fourteen.  Should the recall fail, I plan to keep on doing so with the same fortitude and dedication with which I have done for the nine months. Ultimately though, the delegates of our party will decide through the democratic voting process.  You heard me mention separating oranges and apples earlier.  By that I mean, that if you listen keenly, you will discern that the true motivation driving those who are leading the push for such a recall is not my private life issue.  The true motivation is their disagreement with the new direction in which this party leader has committed to being informed by the November 11th, 2020 general elections.  I have committed and pledged to heal and rebuild the party in a way that some feel threatens their political relevance and resurgence.  Neither have I banned nor banished anyone from the party.”

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