The United Progressive Party is pleased to present Franz C. deFreitas as its Candidate-Elect for the constituency of St. John’s City South, replacing Michael Burton.
Burton, who was among the first batch of names released, has been relieved of the responsibilities of candidacy owing to reasons of ill health. He has been off island for several months undergoing medical treatment, and continues to do so at this time and for the foreseeable future.
Accordingly, the Leadership Group, Central Executive, and City South Branch have embraced deFreitas and commend him sincerely for stepping up – at short notice – to represent the Constituency, Party, and Country.
“We see him as a brother coming to the assistance of a wounded soldier,” explains Political Leader Harold Lovell. “And although Bro. Michael is not with us in this particular contest, he will remain a valued part of our team.”
The Party welcomes deFreitas’ addition to an already distinguished slate, and has every confidence that, with his colleagues, he will be part of the positive change for which the country yearns.
In the meantime, the Leadership and entire Membership of the UPP continue to pray for Brother Burton to be restored to good health, to his family, and to the people of City South. Our best wishes remain with him always.