By KHRISNA VIRGIL
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.”