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Christie 'Hopeful' Davis Will Become Pm

Former Prime Minister Perry Christie.

Former Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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PLP Leader Philip "Brave" Davis.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

FORMER Prime Minister Perry Christie said he still supports Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis and his quest to be the next prime minister of the country.

He brushed off questions yesterday about whether he will return to frontline politics.

“If Perry Christie was running you would know,” he said. “If Perry Christie ever runs again you would know. Right now I’m in retirement, I’m supporting my leader, I’m very hopeful that one day he will become prime minister and it really rests with our democracy and what the people will decide when the time comes.”

Mr Christie spoke to reporters after delivering the keynote address to students of Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy who were celebrating Commonwealth Day.

After decades in politics, Mr Christie announced his resignation as PLP leader at the party’s headquarters on Farrington Road on May 16, 2017, days after his party won only four seats in the general election. Mr Christie lost his seat in Centreville during that election.

He accepted responsibility for his party’s defeat. “I also accept,” he said at the time, “without reservation, that the best traditions of our democracy, no less the impulses of my own conscience and value-system, dictate that I resign as the leader of our party. This is the correct and only thing for me to do from both a political and moral perspective.”

He said to rebuild the party, it was critical that officials understand the message voters sent with the general election result and he called on PLP supporters to humble themselves before the electorate. Yesterday, Mr Christie said his speech at Mt Carmel was the first he has given since retiring from public life.

Comments

joeblow 3 weeks ago

Why Christie would think his endorsement is a good thing is quite baffling to me! The stench of his corrupt administration still fills the air!

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BMW 3 weeks ago

The only thing you did that would equate to being morally acceptable was retire! Good riddance.

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John 3 weeks ago

Christie May have lessened Braves chances of becoming PM by endorsing him. Those two never saw eye to eye during Christie’s last administration and now that the popular vote has shifted to Davis over Hubert Minnis, has Christie become a clinger on?

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TalRussell 3 weeks ago

It's official - the comrade red shirts bloggers muzzled a former prime ministers's freedom of expression.

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sheeprunner12 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Perry nor Gravy Davis should be in the public talking about re-election ……… they should be locked up in HMP for running this country into the ground for the past two PLP terms.

Minnis made a big mistake in not calling for an immediate Commission of Inquiry into the conduct and maladministration of the Christie Government between 2012-2017 ……… it is water under the bridge now, but Bahamians should not be hoodwinked with anything to do with the PLP in 2022.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Davis will never ever be PM. His short stubby grubby dirty yellow sticky fingers would be as bad, if not worse, for our country than Minnis's incompetence, corruptness, arrogance and nastiness have proven to be since May 2017.

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