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May 13, 2014

Godfrey Smith selected as P.U.P.’s national campaign manager

Godfrey Smith

For several weeks it has been reported that former Pickstock area representative, Godfrey Smith, had been selected as the People’s United Party’s national campaign manager.  Smith, who is a former minister of government, is tasked with developing campaign strategies going into both municipal and general elections.  While confirmation had not been forthcoming, despite numerous queries with the leadership of the party, it was verified today that Smith will comprise a national campaign committee. Contrary to reports in other parts of the media, that committee will not include a former campaign manager, Ralph Fonseca, who has served in that capacity prior to being defeated in Belize Rural Central during the 2008 general elections.


Francis Fonseca, Party Leader, P.U.P.

“We have, we’ve put together a, we’re still in the process of being formulated, finalized but we’re putting together a national campaign committee, we’re activating the national campaign committee because we’ve always had a campaign committee.  So we’re activating that committee and we’ve asked Godfrey Smith to chair that committee.  As you know, the party has regional campaign managers for each of the regions of the country, so they form a part of the core executive of that campaign committee and they will then reach out and include other persons who will form a part of that wider, national campaign committee.  And by the way, I don’t know, you reported that Mr. Ralph Fonseca, quite irresponsibly of you, had that this man had somehow been brought back to or was holding some post.  I mean, the man is a businessman, he’s working.  There’s absolutely no truth to that.  I don’t know where you got that. He has not been given any post official or unofficial with the People’s United Party.”



Francis Fonseca

“So he will not be your special advisor.”


Francis Fonseca

“He will not and he is not and you reported that he was.”


The post of national campaign manager was last held by Eamon Courtenay during former party leader John Briceño’s term in office.

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6 Responses for “Godfrey Smith selected as P.U.P.’s national campaign manager”

  1. Concerned says:

    Tiefin Smith is back??? 6 a 1 half a dozen a di ada.

  2. Timber says:

    Come on Francis, you and I both know that you denying Ralph’s involvement is not true. You know exactly why Ralph is in the background. You’ve always sit on the fence even in casual conversations when we were in school and you had to make simple childhood decisions. Be careful you don’t divide this party because you lack a “backbone.” Yes, I’m also friends with Godfrey, but the Godfrey I knew back then and I see and hear things about are two different people.

  3. sickntired says:

    One step forward two step backward pup should trimble. Godfrey? Huh? I like francis but i feel sorry fi him cause like he cant find people to join the party. Dumb ass godfrey weh lead you down di wrong path. Please find some smart people fi join di party and try keep far from di old tief them who will drag down di party. Backstabbing mark no mek up with di party? A pity cause he mi kinda smart and belong with pup.

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  6. belizean@heart says:

    againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn,mein di PUP never learn,and looks like not even a 10 years lossssss of the party will make dem learn,looks like they are not thinking about the poor Belizeans suffering under this UDP arrogant/ignorant govnt’,and dem wan we continue with more bull$&** ,commonnnnn-pls PUP OPEN UR EYES stop di sleep ,people are crying and suffering out here mein,if we di continue suffering it was caused by the past mistakes of THE MUSA/PUP government,they became soooooooo corrupt and only taught fi themselves and the people had enough,and smith was in that corrupt crowd also,now he is campaign manager,mein better i stay home and NO VOTE FI NONE A DEM THIFING/CORRUPT piranias”. its clear where the PUP wnt to head,hey said they wanted new reform, good governance etc,etc, for the betterment of Belizeans…but with smith as campaign manager what can we expect? he has been in the worst corruptions that the PUP under musa was involved,,its just blaaa,blaaaa,blaaa as always.lone blood suckers again.

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