By Mario Lizama
UDP standard-bearer for Port Loyola Phillip ‘‘Albert Sellout” Willoughby is heavily financed politically by both Faber and Saldivar. He is also benefiting from his party’s Christmas cheer, and can call on most Ministers for a wide range of assistance to the division. Despite all those funds at his disposal, in being stingy in serving the people, the Albert Sellout uses no more than $50.00 to build very cheap “knock and stand up” Christmas tree from pieces of board for the area.
Willoughby would never use a Christmas tree like the one he built for Port in his house or in his yard, but he is satisfied that a “knock and stand up Christmas” tree is perfectly suitable for the residents of the division. That is a clear indication that Willoughby thinks he is superior to the people of Port. The many broken promises in his few months in the area have many persons asking what has happened to the thousands of dollars Willoughby has already received from the ruling UDP to assist with different things in the constituency?
Anthony “Boots” Martinez, who himself is notorious for self-development in politics, but who knows Phillip Willoughby well as political colleagues for over a decade answered that question months ago when he said, “Willoughby is all for himself. I would rather vote for Usher before I vote for Willoughby.”
Willoughby is the same politician who considers a tiny bleachers he built at Pen Road basketball court out of the people’s money perfectly suitable for residents of the area, although it has no top to protect the public from rain or sunshine and can barely seat five persons.
Judging from the type of Christmas tree and bleachers the Albert Sellout has built for the residents of Port Loyola, it is clear that like “Boot” Martinez, Willoughby does not believe in using taxpayers’’ money for the maximum benefit of the people. By his action, clearly this individual would see nothing wrong with the good people of Port Loyola going 50 years backwards with plastic market bags for school bags, flour bags for garments, and with crude homemade toys like nail box trucks with can wheels, dolls from pint and corn hair, and horse from sticks once he and his UDP cronies can use taxpayers money to live the good life 24/7 exactly as the discredited “Boots” Martinez and his cronies have done for over fifteen years.
Whether its sporting facilities, land and housing, meaningful jobs, or educational opportunities by his actions Albert Sellout has already shown that like “Boots” Martinez, he is only interested in the best of everything for himself and his cronies, and will neglect the basic needs of the people for a better life just as “Boots” Martinez has done.