It's one of the most closely guarded secrets in all of politics: who will be on the PUP's City Council slate? Well, tonight we know whose going to be their Mayoral candidate. Confirming months of speculation, Leader John Briceno today told the press that Bernard Wagner is his candidate for mayor:..
Hon. John Briceno, Leader of the Opposition
"So I am very pleased to tell you that we have our slate. We have had meetings with them Tuesday and last night. Last night we had a meeting with all of them in this office and we are going to have a launch, not this weekend, but the following weekend, I think it's the fourth of November. And I am pleased to also announce that Bernard Wagner is going to be our mayoral candidate - a dynamic young man, a young man I've had the pleasure to meet; a person that is sincere, that is genuine, a person that has lived in Southside, has worked in Southside, that has worked with young people, has worked in the bank - so he is a rounded individual, that is not just depending on who he is but what he has done, that he is offering himself. So I am very excited about the team."
The slate is expected to be endorsed on the first weekend in November.