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Fnm Supporters Warn Plp Will Bring New Recession

Voters line up in Grand Bahama.

Voters line up in Grand Bahama.

By LAMECH JOHNSON

and DANA SMITH

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

dsmith@tribunemedia.net

DISTRAUGHT FNM supporters branded the Bahamas "ungrateful" and claimed the country would head to a recession under the new PLP government.

Following the Prime Minister's heartfelt concession speech at FNM Headquarters, in Mackey Street, supporters took to the streets, one woman shouting: "This is going to be the recession under Perry!"

FNM supporter, Ava Brown, said the country could expect a "nosedive" under the PLP.

"I'm very upset," she said. "Mr Ingraham has done a lot for this country. These people are ungrateful. You're going to see a nosedive now. We are not in a recession (yet). This is the height of ungratefulness. Our Prime Minister has done a lot. The PLP they won - well, we'll see."

Dr Duane Sands who ran for Elizabeth, said the FNM would rise again.

"The FNM will rise again no doubt about it.

"The entire Free National Movement feels the loss right now and we're deeply disappointed.

"I'm sure as we sit back and reflect on this election and election results, we will obviously have to set the mandate that was not given to us by the people of the Bahamas."

He said the FNM would go back to the drawing board, see where they went wrong and what could have been done better.

"And when we do this, the FNM will rise again."

Supporter Shonell Russell said: "I feel hurt! You know why I feel hurt? Because the Bahamian people are stupid. Instead of going forward, they want to go backwards. And I don't mean five years, I mean 10 years backward. And when Perry them mess this country up, I want Mr Hubert Alexander Ingraham to stay out and not help them and let them suffer!"

Supporter Perry Lockhart said: "Honestly, I don't think Bahamians took a really good look at what the Prime Minister was trying to accomplish. The PLP had a slogan that they believe in the Bahamas but under the FNM, they have the single largest investment record that has and will benefit Bahamians."

He said Bahamians should "hang their heads in shame."

FNM supporter Rodney Brown said: "All I could say right now is the PLP made a mistake and this country is going to fail because of the PLP. The roads are never going to get done."

He also sent out a message to PLP Leader Perry Christie's constituency: "The people who live in Centreville I want them to hear this now - whoever lives in Centreville and Englerston you're going to stay in that condition because you made the wrong choice picking the PLP. You should have picked the FNM.

"We're coming into hurricane season and when the storm comes, I hope the PLP have a plan."

Erma Williams was one of the more reserved FNM supporters who said: "I love my Papa. He did his best and I'm happy. I'm still an FNM and I'll be an FNM. He did his best, he really did. We wish him and his family the best. He can hold his head up high to say he did well for this country."

Comments

TalRussell 8 years, 5 months ago

Get over it Tribune. Finally the natives have forced your spanner to publish the honest polling numbers, not that trash crap you've been peddling for Ingraham. PM Christie had no friend in you or the morning paper. And, we know Ingraham controlled every word spoken out of ZNS TV or radio.

Who did you vote for today?This is how the natives voted but you and ingraham had the real polling numbers long before yester's votes were cast and counted. FNM/UBP 29% PLP 68% DNA/FNM Cost Ingraham his job

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sturrup2 8 years, 5 months ago

It is amazing how some people sink to name calling when they cannot justify or explain their dilema. What a bunch of BS. Inghram is not a god. This country is bigger than any one man. The maximum leader has decided to resign, let him go in peace with his pension. This country will not fail because a dictator has been fired.

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TalRussell 8 years, 5 months ago

Tribune done warming up the General Election bell for 2017.

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chuck 8 years, 5 months ago

Enterprising Bahamians will always succeed, no matter the governing party, because the Bahamas is a land of opportunity for all. Personally, I have prospered under the FNM and I have prospered under the PLP. God Bless our Bahamaland!

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