Freeport, Grand Bahama — Low voter registration and a serious backlash from Grand Bahamians for the poor economic state of the island could force a third Grand Bahama government MP to vacate his constituency for a seat in New Providence.
Bahamas Press has learnt generals in the MP’s constituency are still concerned for the MP’s political survival at the polls; even after seats on the island have been reconfigured. Reports by the FNM Association in the constituency suggests it is still an uphill battle for the MP.
Sources close to the Governing Free National Movement Party tell us, “We are making many adjustments as the Party organizes for the general elections. We are at present testing candidates and will be placing a number of new faces on the ticket for the FNM. Make no mistake about it, though the exercise my concern some, when the Party is ready to roll out its machinery, Bahamians will have a real option to select from the best team to guide the country into the future.”
BP has learnt Carmichael MP, Desmond Bannister, is set to contest the seat of North Andros, while current MP for South Beach, Phenton Neymour, his headed to Exuma.
Reports inside the FNM confirms a backdoor deal in the South Abaco seat will retire current MP, Edison Key, who will be replaced with a DNA candidate in the area.