Minnis: If Christie Thinks Fnm Isn't Ready For An Election, Call One

FNM Leader Hubert Minnis

FNM Leader Hubert Minnis


Tribune Staff Reporter


FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday challenged Prime Minister Perry Christie to call an early election now saying Bahamians are tired of a “rogue, uncaring, selfish and undisciplined government.”

The Opposition leader was asked to respond to Mr Christie’s criticism last week that the entire country knew Dr Minnis “did not have the capacity at this stage to even dream of something like that (an early election).”

Mr Christie also told the media that Dr Minnis’ calls for Cabinet to resign was a “silly little intervention”.

But Dr Minnis fired back at Mr Christie while speaking to reporters at the New Providence landfill, charging that Bahamians were eager to show the government that they were ready for a new administration.

“The prime minister said I, nor the FNM, are ready for an election,” Dr Minnis said. “Well I would tell the prime minister – and I state categorically and I want him to listen attentively – that if he thinks we are not ready, then call the election. He would see whether or not we are ready.

“The Bahamian people will make that determination and the Bahamian people will show him that we are ready. The Bahamian people will show him that they are tired of his rogue, uncaring, selfish and undisciplined government. We are totally tired of him. The FNM, myself and the Bahamian public will show him who is ready.”


Publius 4 years, 2 months ago

Christie did not say the FNM is not ready, he said Minnis is not ready, and that is 100% true. Minnis is posturing because of his neurotic desire to become Prime Minister. In that way and several others, he and Christie are exactly alike, dying to hold the title and convinced it is their life's destiny to hold such a title. It is not the country they care about, it is a title.


licks2 4 years, 2 months ago

PC better don't listen to dat minnis bouy ya hear! Iffin he call an election now. . .the PLP will go into oblivion forever. . .or a least until it old guard dead off and them young PLP dem can find they balzs dem and come ta the frontline! And well frum under da bus too. . .and regroup on a new topic. . .the one they had frum its inception (delivery of the peoples dem) which oviously they have lone move away frum. . .and has simple become a group of pirates. . .mostly. . .still some light among they naw.


sheeprunner12 4 years, 2 months ago

Are you an Over the Hill philosopher???????????


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