Rt. Hon. Said Musa Retires

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On his own terms, as promised, the Rt. Hon. Said Musa has decided to step aside as Standard Bearer for the Fort George Division. In a letter to his constituents of thirty-six years, the Rt. Hon. Musa was clear in his intentions to “make way for a young competent leader to be selected as the PUP candidate to contest and with your support, deliver another victory in the Fort George constituency.”

As per the PUP’s constitution Hon. Musa rightly pointed out, “the new standard bearer is to be endorsed by the National Executive of the Party on the recommendation of the constituency Branch Executive.”

In speaking to the former Prime Minister, Party Leader Briceño remarked “As leader of this great Party, I express gratitude for your dedicated service to the Party and nation. I promise you that I will lead the PUP to victory in the coming general elections. As Belizeans, we must all be thankful for the work that you have done.”

Hon. Musa alluded to “making remarkable progress in my rehabilitation but still not to full recovery yet” from a mild stroke he suffered in May of this year at the beginning of Belize’s battle with the then novel coronavirus.

We must surmise that at the start of that same letter Hon. Musa was clear that he is looking forward to the upcoming General Elections with the result being Hon. John Briceño as the next Prime Minister of Belize.

Hon. Musa closed, “we must continue the struggle against the growing hardships of this oppressive government and the COVID-19 pandemic. With hope in our hearts, let us fight like never before, for a better Belize.”

Hon. Musa’s Full Letter to his Constituents

The People’s United Party Release

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL

 Tuesday, September 8, 2020                                                                                      

For Immediate Release

 RT. HON. SAID MUSA RETIRES FROM ELECTORAL POLITICS

 Earlier this evening PUP Leader Hon. John Briceño visited the Rt. Hon. Said Musa, who continues to make remarkable progress from a stroke.

Said Musa informed the leader that he has decided that the time has come to step aside as PUP Fort George Standard Bearer and make way for a young and competent leader to be selected as the PUP candidate.

In a letter to the residents of Fort George, the two-time former Prime Minister states that, “In view of the imminent date for the next general elections, it has been agreed that the new standard bearer is to be endorsed by the National Executive of the Party on the recommendation of the constituency Branch Executive.”

In speaking to the former Prime Minister, Party Leader Briceño remarked that “As leader of this great Party, I express gratitude for your dedicated service to the Party and nation. I promise you that I will lead the PUP to victory in the coming general elections. As Belizeans, we must all be thankful for the work that you have done.”

According to Briceño, “I was 14 years old in 1974 when Said started working and fighting for the people of Belize. It is almost two generations that Said has selflessly served the people of this country. On behalf of myself, my family, the PUP family and the Belizean people I say – thank you Said!”

–Ends–