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Davis: No Talks With Bimini Mp

PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

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Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he has had no discussions with West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe about her joining the PLP.

“No no, I’ve not been in any conversations with anyone,” he said during a PLP press conference. “No discussions. I don’t know whether they talk with the chairman but…”

PLP chairman Fred Mitchell claimed on Twitter on Wednesday that Mrs Parker-Edgecombe had attempted to join the opposition party.

“In response to social media criticisms of her representation in West GB & Bimini, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe decided to challenge my integrity in her sporadic attack on the PLP,” he wrote.

“Since she has done this, I intend to tell the entire story of her wanting to join the PLP and her meeting with me and coming to the GB airport to see the leader and myself to request we give her two weeks and then she would join the PLP and subsequently seek our nomination.”

In an interview with Eyewitness News, Mr Mitchell claimed Mrs Parker-Edgecombe met with the PLP on three occasions through an intermediary.

Mrs Parker-Edgecombe denied the claims in a statement on Wednesday.

“I am not at all surprised that political pundits and sadly, the Progressive Liberal Party’s chairman are grasping for straws and now trying to muddy the waters with their venom and far-fetched stories that I begged to join the Progressive Liberal Party some weeks ago,” she wrote.

“It is a blatant lie. The Free National Movement is the best choice to govern our beautiful country and I am more than happy to be a part of the FNM as we aim to ensure the PLP’s defeat at the polls.”

Mrs Parker-Edgecombe was ratified earlier this week by the FNM to run on the party’s ticket in the next general election.

Comments

bahamianson 1 week, 4 days ago

Seriously, and if he did, do you think he would be truthful to you?who cares.

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licks2 1 week, 1 day ago

I think that Mr. Mitchell is more likely to admit he did. . .expecting the truth from Mr. Davis is highly unlikely. . .hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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proudloudandfnm 1 week, 3 days ago

You can have her too. Another useless, empty suit...meh...

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moncurcool 1 week, 3 days ago

So Fred lies, Davis does not support him. Why would you want a man like Mitchell in public offcie?

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BONEFISH 1 week, 3 days ago

Most politicians lie. That is part and parcel of their trade.

I have some family aboard who is laugh at self-righteous bahamians like you. When their party lie, they is keep quiet. I remember well the where the vat money gone from las election.

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licks2 1 week, 1 day ago

When both persons seem "prone" to lie to us. . .WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE!! MY MONEY IS ON MITCHELL. . .he tends to become like a "leaky" sieve when crossed and talk all ya business to "shame ya". . .but then again. . .hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! BUT I CAN TELL YA THIS MUCH. . .ONE OF THEM IS LYING!! So to play it safe. . .the MP and Davis said that Mitchell is lying!! The word of two is safer than one!!

But I can tell them this. . .if they are lying on Mitchell. . .HE "GER GET THEM" back in public!

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