Belize Citco Candidates ready Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:00

Darrel Bradley (far right) along with City Council Candidates.While the People’s United Party is struggling to get candidates across the country to run for the upcoming municipal elections, the UDP has all but concluded the process. There is only one municipality- Benque Viejo del Carmen which is yet to hold either an endorsement convention or an electoral convention to select the candidates. Even so the party is on the way to concluding that and those that have already been selected are in fighting form and ready to again deliver all municipalities to the UDP in the upcoming elections of next year.

On Wednesday October 5th the UDP officially presented the 10 councilor candidates and the Mayoral Candidate who will be contesting the elections in Belize City. Those people who will be contesting are: for Mayor –Darrel Bradley; councilors include: newcomers Alifa Elrington-Hyde; Dr. Alain Gonzalez; Micahel Theus; Bernard Q. Pitts; Eric Chang; Dean Samuels; Roger Espejo; Kevin Singh; Deon Leslie and Phillip Willoughby. The team is a good mix of both serving councilors and newcomers and the Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, noted during the launch that the UDP has been able to attract professional individuals including two attorneys at law and a doctor. He explained that outside of that the team was a mix of professionals who have much to contribute to the council. They will be able to do their job of delivering to Belize City residents since there were also councilors who have experience in running the city’s affairs.

When he spoke of the mayoral candidate, Darrel Bradley, the PM explained that he was a bright, articulate and thoughtful individual. With that recognition the Prime Minister explained that the UDP is offering the Crème de la Crème. There was much brain power being offered and he explained that the team offered was one that will deliver for the people. He concluded by  saying that a municipal election victory is guaranteed for the UDP and so too will be the General Elections.

For his part Darrel Bradley stated that the UDP was indeed united and ready for the municipals. He explained that he was humbled by the Prime Minister’s great leadership abilities especially since the PM has a heart for the people. He continued to say that as much as the Prime Minister inspires the nation he will work to return the UDP to office. He added that as a leader he employs his mantra of Integrity, Vision and Action in that role. The citizens, he said were deserving of leaders they can trust and also a council that is approachable and accountable. Bradley noted that leaders must also have vision and an ability to work to implement the vision.