March 29, 2023 -PHILIPSBURG–United People’s (UP) party leader Rolando Brison and a representative of the board have been given “fair warning” to not enter the UP party in the upcoming elections. Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten alluded to the warning that was issued during radio programme “Online with Fernando Clark” on SOS Radio 95.9fm on Tuesday evening.
While she did not mention Brison by name during the radio programme, she said the warning was given to the party’s “last standing leader” and “last standing board member.” UP was founded by Heyliger-Marten’s husband Theo Heyliger. Heyliger-Marten, a former UP MP, resigned from UP and became an independent MP on October 27, 2022, after she was voted out as Chairperson of Parliament.
“I was in my own house. I didn’t like how my house turned out so I decided to leave the house. So, I left the house, but with an understanding that If I leave the house everybody will have to leave that house very soon too,” the MP said on the radio programme.
“And just recently it was already mentioned to them to please consider not running this party next election. It was said verbally to the last standing board member and it was also mentioned to the last standing leader. It was asked politely, but the founder the same founder who in writing stated not to fire me and they still [went – Ed.] ahead and fired me, the same founder gave them a fair warning: “please don’t run the party next election. So, I am waiting to see – we are all waiting to see what kind of a congress they are going to call,” she added.
Heyliger-Marten indicated that the outcome of the congress is being awaited. “We want to see if they are going to be running on their own merit because it’s all about principle. It’s a principle. You damage my house. Yes, we had a conversation. Yes, you wanted to stay for eight years in this house. You come and you wreak havoc in the house, now the owners of the house are telling you to kindly consider running on your own merit.
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