South Abaco, Bahamas –– Members of the Free National Movement are possibly gearing up from another by-election we are told and that battle could come before the year is out.
Bahamas Press has learnt Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham is making frequent trips into South Abaco canvassing the ground and testing his chances in a bid that can be his final test before the general elections.
Bahamas Press reported an FNM Conclave is being set for Wednesday 3rd November 2010, at the Wyndham on Cable Beach. We know, Ingraham will deliever some major announcements during that gathering of the party faithful, and with two more years to go, a by-election win for the FNM – strategists believe – can take the PLP off its game and into chaos.
Bahamas Press has learnt South Abaco Member of Parliament, Edison Key, who underwent a triple bypass surgery, is contemplating vacating his seat in the Parliament. We are told by sources in the FNM, “If Key decides to resign from the House, he will give us the keys to a by-election, which we know we can win. It will offset our defeat in Elizabeth and will send the PLP into mass confusion.”
But will such a move be successful? With the Scandals emanating out of the environment ministry, namely, Earl Deveaux’s knitted conflicting relationships with “QUESTIONABLE” investors, who have ventured to rape the protected land spaces of the Bahamas. Added with the economic hardship Bahamians now battle; will a by-election help or destroy the FNM?
We are told FNMs are running scared and are taking to flight from their constituencies. BP has confirmed defeated former minister of education; Carl ‘Undernourished’ Bethel is running from his Sea breeze constituency like ‘cat scared a water’. We are told by sources deep in the FNM, “Carl is the Bahamas’ most unwanted man. First the children in the schools ran him out of his ministry, then Hubert ran him out the Cabinet, soon FNM will run him out of his position as Chairman and now he himself is running from his own seat in an attempt to avoid the pending cut_you_know_what.”
Bethel we are told is lurking around the constituency of St. Thomas More like a ‘jonser’ just off the begging streets of Calcutta looking for quarter. “He’s gone MAD! He has been most neglectful to the people of his former Holy Cross and now Sea Breeze. He has no shame BP!
“We in St. Thomas More want no clown face bozo representing us,” an officer in the constituency said.
Meanwhile members of the CDR has accelerated their island hop throughout the country preaching the message of help and hope sponsored by the PLP.
Christie led a delegation into Long Island as he opened a branch in Deadman’s Cay. Christie, in his attempts to wash himself clean from the ‘late again’ stigma, was seen cutting ribbon and planting candidates and generals in that community. We are told PLP deputy Chairman, Alex Storr, is one of the possible candidates who could be fielded in Long Island as Christie strategy is to run a 41 member election slate.
Echoes of Christie’s voice could be heard telling the residents in that district he challenges the current leadership for the FNM to find the courage and pull the string to “ring the bell”.
Boy, we wonder if the PLP leader didn’t bite his tongue on that one.