Hon. Fred Mitchell moderated a press conference at PLP headquarters on Sunday to address the Juries Bill presented in the House of Assembly last week. Members of the opposition called for the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham to apologize for his actions toward opposition leader Perry Christie in the House of Assembly last Wednesday. Seen here also on the podium are; Hon. B. J. Nottage, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Hon. Alfred Sears.
Nassau Bahamas – Members of the opposition Progressive Liberal Party will called for an apology from the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham at the next sitting of the Parliament. Leader of opposition business in the House Dr. Hon. B. J. Nottage made that announcement during a press conference on Sunday at Sir Lynden Pinding Center.
“The Prime Minister appeared to go berserk, shouting at the top of his voice and berating the Leader of the Opposition in a manner unbecoming of any Prime Minister. Indeed, he went too far.” Dr Nottage said.
A shouting match began as tempers flared in the House of Assembly on last week Monday, as the Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham decried the conditions of the country’s judicial system left by the former PLP government.
“His words, his tenor and his manner were unparliamentary and were abusive. It is not conduct which is appropriate for a Prime Minister.” Dr Nottage said.
Dr. Nottage noted during the press conference of how even members of the governing party found the comments of the Prime Minister offensive.
“This conduct was particularly offensive in the face of the number of speakers on the FNM side who, during the debate had been preaching about the need for members of the House to set standards of good behavior by the way they conduct themselves during debates. Unfortunately, they did not follow their own advice and their Leader was the worst example.” Dr. Nottage said.
Dr Nottage confirmed that his party intends to call at the next sitting of the House, for the Prime Minister to apologize.