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1 month ago

Editorial Staff
1 month ago

Battle for Leadership: UPP Holds Delegates Convention in 90 Days

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Who will lead the United Progressive Party into the next general elections is on the minds of everyone

After an interim leadership period lasting over a year, the United Progressive Party (UPP) is set to elect a new leader in the next 90 days.

On Sunday afternoon, members of the executive attended a council meeting called by Party leader Jamale Pringle

There, a decision was taken to have the convention held within the next 90 days during which time party members interested in any executive position will formally indicate their intentions.

The vote is scheduled to take place in April during the party’s 12th biannual convention.

Names like Sean Bird, Kelvin Shugy Simon, Algernon Watts, and others have emerged, but the real race, our sources say, is between Pringle himself and Richard Lewis

Lewis has already indicated that he will contest the leadership of the party, but Pringle will not be intimidated

Sources close to the party indicate that Lewis is not the favourite within the party although he is well-loved by members of the public

Following the January 2023 general election, the United Progressive Party (UPP) began the process of transitioning leadership.

Harold Lovell, who had been the party’s leader since 2015 after former prime minister Baldwin Spencer retired, resigned shortly after the election.

Lovell’s decision to step down was announced in a statement to the media and took effect on January 20, 2023.

 

1 Comment

  1. Jane

    The two were educators in the school systems for years. Hon. Pringle needs to keep working on his public speaking and the fear of talking to a large audience. He has improved a lot in the last year. No one is perfect. Pringle was the only opposition candidate voice in parliament’s lower house for two terms. I am voting for Pringle to remain the leader of the UPP party. Who is with me??

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