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At a time when the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) is heading towards a probable primary for the gubernatorial candidacy, the president of the community, Jesus Manuel Ortizorganized and will hold a convention from April 12 to 14, 2024 at the Ponce Golf Casino.
The event, which was organized more than a month ago, will be prior to the PPD primary, to be held on June 2, it was learned The new day.
In addition, the deposit of $10,000 to reserve the hotel appears in the PPD’s income and expense report before the office of the Electoral Comptroller (OCE) and was made on October 18, under the concept of “leasing hotel facilities.”
Neither Ortiz nor the general secretary of the PPD, Gerardo “Tonito” Cruz, They answered calls from this medium.
Although the president of the PPD has not said that he will aspire to the governorship, he has made it clear that he is not returning to the House of Representatives and is evaluating the possibility of accessing the highest-ranking elective position in the country. The senator Juan Zaragoza He is the only leader of the PPD who, so far, officially aspires to the governorship. Therefore, the community heads to primaries; the second in two consecutive four-year periods.
The convention not only enhances the image of Ortiz, in charge of the PPD since last May, but is also a sign of his intention to promote the institutionality of the party. Since he assumed the reins of La Pava, the politician has committed to raising the PPD’s income, finishing the reorganization to put it in a position to win the elections and arming the “electoral army” that he needs for the next elections.
The last convention held by the PPD was in Fajardo, in 2019, when the president was the then senator Anibal Jose Torres. Under the presidency of the senator Jose Luis Dalmauthe PPD did not hold any event of this nature. In fact, Dalmau’s presidency was criticized for its lack of structure and organization, among other things.
The income and expense report of the PPD before the OCE for the quarter from July to September gave an account of the efforts made by the party to organize the Pava, not only on an economic level, but also on the aesthetic level of its headquarters, located in Puerta de Land. In that report, The PPD achieved income of $116,335.07thanks mainly to the radio marathon that took place in August.
This activity is added to the list of initiatives undertaken by Ortiz as part of his presidency.
At the moment, according to reports from the PPD to the OCE, The community has $5,321.75 in its account. Last year La Pava had its finances in the red.