FNMs roll into Elizabeth passing PLPs workmen on a utility pole.
Press conference remarks by Party Chairman Carl Bethel:
THE CHAIRMAN: Ladies and gentlemen of the press, thank you for your attendance this afternoon.
As I have explained to members of the media before, the Free National Movement has a very detailed consultative mechanism in our Constitution for the selection of candidates in national elections.
It requires that, before any person can be ratified to bear the standard of the party in an election, the relevant Constituency Association make a recommendation to the Central Council in respect of the person it wishes to be its candidate.
This afternoon I am privileged to announce that at a specially called meeting, held on Thursday evening the 7th January, 2010, the Elizabeth Constituency Association of the Free National Movement unanimously voted to recommend to the Central Council that Dr. Duane Sands be nominated to contest the upcoming bye-election in Elizabeth as the candidate of the Free National Movement.
This recommendation is the critical first step in the process of selecting a candidate for the party in any election.
The next step will be for the Candidates Committee to meet and to nominate the recommended candidate or some other candidate and to submit the name of the nominee to the Central Council of the party for ratification.
The Candidates Committee of the party will meet tomorrow night (Monday 11th January) to consider the recommendation of the Constituency Association and to nominate a candidate to contest the Elizabeth bye-election.
Dr. Dwane Sands, Carl Bethel and FNM Party supporters are on the ground in Elizabeth. For the many members of the WUTLESS MEDIA who still question the deep DEEP scoops and 100% batting average of BP we say, WAKEUP! WAKEUP! WAKEUP! BP is now the #1 source for REAL NEWS in The Bahamas. Dwane Sands is the FNM candidate for Elizabeth and we reported this more than one month ago. TAKE DAT!