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Davis: Plp Will Win 30 Seats

Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis.

Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis.

By SANCHESKA DORSETT

Tribune Staff Reporter

sdorsett@tribunemedia.net

DEPUTY Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday predicted that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will win 30 seats in the upcoming general election and the Free National Movement (FNM) will win nine.

In an interview on “Darold Miller Live”, Mr Davis told the radio show’s host the Bahamian people know it is too “risky” to put the country in the hands of the FNM and its leader Dr Hubert Minnis - who he described as incompetent.

Mr Davis also questioned whether Dr Minnis would remain leader of the FNM if he were to become successful in becoming the nation’s leader.

“I see no reason why we shouldn’t take 30 seats,” Mr Davis said.

“We will hold all we have plus St Barnabas, that is my assessment. When you wake up the sleeping giant called the PLP and this machinery and when we get our message out, I think the Bahamian people will listen to us and see what we have done and appreciate it is too risky to interrupt where we are headed as a country and put it in the hands of who?

“Because I don’t know and I don’t know whether you can tell us, who are these FNMs who will be running the country if the FNM were to be elected?

“Dr Minnis himself has said that if he wins he will not take a portfolio so what does that mean in the scheme of governance? He was unable to keep his party together since becoming a leader; his group, the people who know him best don’t think he is capable of leading, they think he is incompetent and they said that if he is elected the country will be a disaster under his leadership.

“Think about it, if he were elected, do you know whether he will remain the Prime Minister? Do you know that? He is leader of the FNM but not the leader of the (Official) Opposition. How did that occur?

“The issue is whether, if elected, could Dr Minnis maintain his position as the Prime Minister with regard to the challenges he has been having in his own party and having regard to what persons have said about him in his own party. They are lurking and waiting.”

Mr Davis urged undecided voters to attend the PLP’s upcoming rallies to give the government an opportunity to explain to them why voting for the governing party is the best decision.

He has been highly critical of Dr Minnis during this election cycle. Last week, he scolded Dr Minnis for being unable to “speak in Parliament” and chastised the Killarney MP for “hiding behind his Facebook page” out of fear that the public will know “Dr Minnis has no idea what he is talking about”.

He said Dr Minnis did “nothing” while he was Cabinet minister in the last administration, “nothing” while he was in the Official Opposition and will continue to do nothing if he is elected to lead the country.

The PLP won 29 seats in the 2012 general election while the FNM won nine. The Democratic National Alliance, a third party, did not win any seats but captured about 10 per cent of the vote.

Three members of the PLP left the party during this term, with two - Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells and Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins - joining the FNM.

Marco City MP Greg Moss also quit the PLP this term but remained an Independent before forming his own party.

The North Abaco seat, won by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in 2012, went to PLP MP Renardo Curry in a by-election later that year.

Thirty-nine seats are up for grabs in the upcoming election.

Comments

Cobalt 3 years, 1 month ago

Lol. You think so Brave?????

Watch this, then.

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John 3 years, 1 month ago

A fisherman never calls his fish stink...

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viewersmatters 3 years, 1 month ago

So didn't three sitting plp MP also left the PLP showing that Perry himself has difficulties keeping his party together, even worse this PLP can't and couldn't even keep this country together and it's a scary thought to think what would happen if they were to return. We all have seen worse but this five year term was horribly worse.

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jackbnimble 3 years, 1 month ago

30 seats??!! No man. He meant to say '3' and put the '0' on the end by mistake 😂😂😂 #jokes

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Sickened 3 years, 1 month ago

Scared Davis is so irrelevant now. Poor little fellow. Shouting at the top of his lungs and still being ignored!

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sheeprunner12 3 years, 1 month ago

Brave Davis has sold his soul a long time ago to the Obeah king .......... Every election he sacrifices someone near and dear to him to win re-election ......... But Obeah will not help Brave and the PLP this time .......... THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW: Can you not look at Brave and see the evil demon just oozing out of his black skin???? This man looks just like a Haitian obeah man (houngan)

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Well_mudda_take_sic 3 years, 1 month ago

As the "stars" are currently aligned, no party is likely to gain more than a maximum of 19 seats in the HOA.

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jusscool 3 years, 1 month ago

I'll pass on what that man is smoking!

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SP 3 years, 1 month ago

.................... Where Do They Find Those Bright Colored Shirts? ........................

Talkin' fool is a very serious thing, and talking horse manure even worse! If PLP win 7 seats, I will be totally, absolutely astounded that Bahamians could be so stupid!!

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