Richard Lewis Reportedly Offered Second Deputy Position in UPP, Yet to Make Final Decision

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Pringle and Lewis embrace on April 20, 2024 following UPP convention

Richard Lewis Offered Second Deputy Position in UPP, Yet to Make Final Decision

Source Real News: Richard Lewis has been offered the position of second deputy political leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) but has yet to make a final decision.

His potential appointment was announced by political leader Jamal Pringle on Sunday night, May 19th, during the party’s first general council meeting following its 12th biannual convention held from April 20th to 21st.

Following the ratification by the general council members, MP Bowen accepted the first deputy position, expressing that he was honored and humbled.

He pledged to work in the interest of the party and its objectives.

The UPP Constitution calls for the appointment of two deputies, and MP Pringle reported to the council that an offer had been made to MP Richard Lewis, who had contended for leadership a month prior. However, at the time of the meeting, Lewis had not yet provided an answer to the offer.

MP Lewis, the representative for St. John’s Rural West, explained that he had requested some time to consider the offer due to certain circumstances.

Despite this, he assured the council that he was willing to serve in any capacity that would advance the party, emphasizing the necessity of a united front for effective change in government.

It is expected that an announcement regarding the second deputy position will be made at the next council meeting.

Meanwhile, support among party members for Bowen’s appointment has been strong, with one supporter praising him for being levelheaded and attentive, ensuring that he garners attention from all, including those on the government’s side, whenever he speaks.

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