Loretta Butler-Turner in the House of Assembly.
By KHRISNA VIRGIL
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH the Free National Movement’s convention a week away, leadership contender Loretta Butler-Turner has ramped up her campaign with the release of a jingle.
The tune “Loretta Will be Better” debuted on Mrs Butler-Turner’s Facebook page and on YouTube on Tuesday and opens with the words “Go Loretta, go Loretta, Loretta don’t stop. Go Loretta, go Loretta, straight to the top!”
The song has been created by Bahamian musical talent Christian Massive and Kent Johnson. According to a press release the song “highlights Butler-Turner’s broad appeal in the country and her ability to unite and lead the FNM back to office”.
The jingle goes on: “Loretta, Loretta, Loretta will be better. Loretta, Loretta, Loretta as the leader. Loretta is a woman, mighty and she’s strong. Loretta Butler-Turner an intelligent woman. See this ain’t about no gender, so don’t get it wrong. This is about who is capable to get the job done.”
The song is part of other ongoing outreach and efforts, including meetings with delegates across New Providence and the Family Islands. The Long Island MP will travel to Grand Bahama again this weekend.
Mrs Butler-Turner noted to a group of delegates recently that her campaign continues to build momentum.
“It has been a pleasure to meet so many delegates and FNMs over the past several weeks,” she said. “We have a great party which needs the quality of leadership necessary to reignite our base and secure independent and crossover PLP voters as well as voters under 35 and female voters.”
The FNM’s convention is scheduled for next Friday, November 21.
Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis will go head-to-head with Mrs Butler-Turner for the party leadership. FNM Chairman Darron Cash and his deputy Dr Duane Sands have announced that they will contest the post of deputy leader.