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Christie Responds To 'Delusional' Criticism

Prime Minister Perry Christie.

Prime Minister Perry Christie.

By KHRISNA VIRGIL

Deputy Chief Reporter

kvirgil@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said on Friday that as the country heads into election season, he will be a target for “the hunters” as he gave a vague response to MP Philip Galanis’ scorching critique in which he branded the nation’s leader “delusional” over his vow to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

“I would say that given the season we’re in, I’m a subject for the hunters,” Mr Christie said while standing to give remarks at the official naming ceremony of the Water and Sewerage Corporation headquarters at Thompson Boulevard.

The building was named in honour of E George Moss, the corporation’s first General Manager. 

The ceremony also attracted former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis and former National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest.

Continuing his remarks, the Prime Minister said: “So it’s so good to see my former colleague Prime Minister walk in on this occasion because I know he wouldn’t call me delusional.

“I am almost tempted to suggest to him that he explain to those who here do so, why he himself wouldn’t do so because he knows and that’s as far as I go.”

However, when reporters attempted to press Mr Christie further when the ceremony ended, he did not offer any elaboration.

His response came after Mr Galanis on Wednesday chastised Mr Christie for his assertion that the PLP could become unstable without him at the helm, saying this was the “height of nonsense” and bordered on “delusional”.

In a frank interview with The Tribune, Mr Galanis said there are many persons within the party that are capable of bringing a breath of fresh air into the country, ridding it of the “Christie fatigue” it now experiences. Mr Galanis insisted that if it was Mr Christie’s desire to remain as Prime Minister, he should just be intellectually honest and say so.

He went on to explain that despite Mr Christie’s constant mantra that his team was a “bridge to the future", his declaration on Monday was an admission that he failed to appoint persons who could actually succeed him.

Asked if he believed the party should have an earlier convention, Mr Galanis said the PLP should because the planned November timeline was too late to change leaders and draft a plan to direct the country.

Meanwhile, former PLP Cabinet Minister George Smith was adamant that while no one should underestimate the importance of Mr Christie’s role as leader, the organisation is bigger than any one person and would not fall apart should he retire.

Mr Smith said he believes Mr Christie is being encouraged to remain leader of the governing party by some PLPs and members of Parliament who fear without him they will not have the same level of “clout” under new leadership.

Comments

John 2 years, 2 months ago

If you need to hide the real color of your hair what else are you hiding? Stop acting silly!

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Well_mudda_take_sic 2 years, 1 month ago

Hiding impotence in addition to hair colour.

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Victor 2 years, 2 months ago

Looks like he's still enjoying swimming in the vomit for his people.

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 1 month ago

Why he bring Hubert Ingraham into it? Unless....papa comin back!:)

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Well_mudda_take_sic 2 years, 1 month ago

Hubert Ingraham spent 15 years at the helm of our country and his failed policies, greed, corruption and cronyism, like Christie's, has greatly contributed to the sad state of affairs most Bahamians find themselves in today. Minnis and LBT are no different than Ingraham and Christie - correction - Minnis is ten times worse than Ingraham, Christie or LBT could ever be when it comes to Minnis's incompetence, dishonesty and many other severe character flaws! Bahamians should vote for the independent candidate running in their constituency in the next general election (assuming the independent candidate is reputable, honest and literate) or not vote at all. The old political dinosaurs and everyone associated with them and/or the governing apparatus of their self serving political parties, whether FNM, PLP or DNA, must be made extinct; otherwise our country will descend into the abysmal depths of a failed state with unimaginable hardship consequences for all of us. It's now really as simple as that. We must all do whatever we can to avoid the Bahamas becoming the next Venezuela in our sphere of the world!

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 1 month ago

I een voting for nobody just because they're not Perry Christie or Hubert Ingraham. If my option is John Pinder for example, (I could be wrong but) I see him as another Shane Gibson. Someone who rose in the union simply because they were "loud" and likeable. And now he's using that baseless elevation to say he's qualified to represent someone. As if. I still don't get how the politician can be the only person in the constituency who gets so rich he can own housing developments, but everybody else scrappin'.

Spiritual wickedness in high places.

And I'm certainly not voting for any talk show host who once tried to convince Bahamians to vote for the PLP by saying if they won, just imagine a truck with 20 million coming down the street and all you have to do is put your hand out and get yours, what kinda ting is that??? (20,000,000 div 350,000 = 57.14 sucks teeth).

Independent does not equate to good representation

I'd vote for Dr Sands or Ali Macintosh, that's about it right now. I think I'd vote for papa too. And Andre Rollins, I think he has great potential, he needs to address that anger and defensiveness though, channel the anger correctly, use it wisely. I like Greg Moss but I have some concerns about his associations...

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SP 2 years, 1 month ago

Hubert Ingraham has no choice but attempt a comeback because Christie WILL LOSE in 2017, and they cannot risk a 3rd party exposing all their shared corruption like the US forced the exposure of Ingraham's Cabinet corruption with Fred Ramsey!

Hubert's hands are no "cleaner" than Perry's!

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SP 2 years, 1 month ago

................. Perry Christie's List Of Fulfilled Promises Revealed On Social Media .................

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1025360977579963&set=a.663229597126438.1073741829.100003182123055&type=3&theater

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