A party election broadcast by the Democratic Unionist Party for the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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Just last May, you gave my party a mandate to lead Northern Ireland
and I was honoured and humbled to become your First Minister.
Back then, I asked for your support for my five-point plan
for Northern Ireland and you gave it to me.
Eight months on, my priority for Northern Ireland
remains building a better society for everyone,
with more jobs, greater opportunity for our young people,
the highest standard of education
and a health service that delivers for all who need it.
A Northern Ireland moving forward and moving on from the conflict
and division of the past, safe and secure in the United Kingdom.
That is my focus and my priority.
It is why I got into politics.
It is what motivates me to keep going.
The present difficulties endanger all that has been achieved,
but I am determined to do what is right
and work to move us all to a better future.
The last few months have not been easy.
Allegations have been made about me and my colleagues
and I am pleased that a full independent public inquiry
into the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has now been set up
and cost control measures have been agreed.
More than anyone, I want to get to the truth of what happened
and I will not run from my responsibilities.
I want us to resolve this situation and make politics work,
but, in reality, the RHI has not caused this election.
This election has been caused by Sinn Fein.
It is designed to weaken unionism.
They want to overturn the May election result -
to try to gain a Sinn Fein First Minister
and advance their republican agenda.
In recent years, and particularly since May,
we have made progress on making life better for all.
This is an election that will decide
the future direction of Northern Ireland.
The election presents an important choice facing us all -
the choice between keeping Northern Ireland moving forward
to a strong, prosperous future, secure in the United Kingdom,
or taking us the wrong direction, with a strengthened Sinn Fein
pushing even harder for a united Ireland.
That is why I am asking for your support -
to build on the start we have made
and to help keep Northern Ireland moving forward
to a more secure future for us all.
I am asking that you once again support me
by voting DUP on Thursday the 2nd of March.