Paul Adderley tells Christie to make exit sooner rather than later

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adderley_paul-hon<<< Hon. Paul Lawrence Adderley advises Christie to step down as leader of the PLP. (File Photo)

Nassau, BahamasBahamas Press can now confirm that pressure is building to remove Perry Christie from the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party.

We can now confirm two senior advisers in the PLP, one being Hon. Paul Lawrence Adderley, advised Christie that he should make an early exit as leader of the Party rather than later. BP confirms that the meeting between the leadership and the advisors took place late last year.

The reported meeting took place following the results of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report, which outlined the reasons for the Party’s defeat in the 2007 general elections. It noted that Christie’s weak leadership style was the main cause for the defeat.

“Another problem now facing Christie is the fact that he is out of sync with many in his parliamentary team. Several members of the leadership brass of the PLP would tell you they have not been in touch or heard from the leader since October last year. How could he continue to lead the PLP with such disconnect? We must change the leadership now!” an irate executive council member told BP.

A straw poll on the popular social network Facebook also confirms the facts of the report; that Hubert is more popular than Christie. The PLP leader trials in popularity to Prime Minister Rt. Hubert Ingraham on the social network . Ingraham’s page, which is ran by a supporter of the party, has collected some 935 supporters, whilst Christie trails with only 428 fans. n43202773015_1382556_8600

Some politicians on the network have gathered more fans than both men, however, if an election was to be called today on Facebook between both men, Hubert Ingraham will beat his counterpart Perry Christie by a landslide!

Bahamas Press confirms that a ‘Dark Horse’ will challenge Christie in the up coming PLP convention scheduled for October. The challenge by his contender will leave Christie wounded where he will make history once again; as the first sitting leader of the PLP ever to be toppled at an historic convention.

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  1. Christie: PLP leadership race open to all

    By JUAN McCARTNEY ~ Guardian Senior Reporter ~ juan@nasguard.com:

    Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Perry Christie said he is quite aware of those in the party who are calling for new leadership and will not seek to discourage anyone from entering the race against him.

    However, he said the party must consider if those who claim to wish to lead the party have presented a realistic and clear plan and vision for where the political organization must go.

    The former prime minister said he had no idea who was planning on running against him in the party’s upcoming fall convention.

    “The question of who will run will be answered by people stepping forward,” Christie told The Nassau Guardian yesterday. “But you don’t just jump in out of the blue and into the PLP and say that you will run without a clear idea of where you are going to take the party. The leader has to have the possibility of winning (the next general election).

    “So what is their connection to being able to win and to get people behind them?”

    Christie’s comments come as several PLP members maneuver behind the scenes to drum up support for possible leadership bids.

    He declined to comment any further on the prospects of the leadership race at the next convention and said that the race is open to all.

    Senator Jerome Fitzgerald and Bain and Grants Town MP Dr. Bernard Nottage have been mentioned as leadership hopefuls in the fall.

    However, there is an active movement in Grand Bahama to have PLP hopeful Paul Moss replace Perry Christie as party leader during its upcoming convention, The Guardian has learned.

    While Moss has not definitively declared that he will contest Christie for the party’s leadership, he told The Guardian recently that he was “seriously considering” running for the leadership post.

    Lately it has been one of the PLP’s worst kept secrets that Moss has been canvassing Grand Bahama for weeks, drumming up support from stalwart councilors.

    Moss reportedly sees an opportunity to capitalize on what some on Grand Bahama have described as “waning support” for Christie. Some have said that Christie has been “too laid back” in his role as opposition leader.

    However, a high-ranking PLP member told The Guardian yesterday, “it has not been my feedback that Mr. Christie’s leadership is believed to be that way” by members of the Grand Bahama community.

    A party source who declined to be identified claimed that as many as 70 of Grand Bahama’s councilors have pledged their support for Moss in the upcoming convention. And as many as 60 more GB councilors are close to making a decision as to whether to support Moss or Christie in the fall. However, sources admit that the commitments have only been verbal and “anything can happen at convention”.

    There are more than 200 stalwart councilors in Grand Bahama.

    Stalwart councilors comprise the majority of delegates that vote for leadership positions in the party.

    Some political observers who spoke to The Guardian on condition of anonymity said that the way things on Grand Bahama are shaping up, Christie could face a significant challenge by Moss at the upcoming convention.

    “It’s not going to be a lot of T-shirt wearing and yelling about the place in November,” the source said. “People are just going to show up and vote the other way.”

    However, another source said that while Christie’s support in Grand Bahama might not be as entrenched as it once was, Moss is not a serious threat to Christie’s leadership.

    Moss could not be reached for comment up to press time.

    The Guardian also understands that at a recent PLP gathering on Grand Bahama, Christie told supporters that the time was drawing near for the PLP to start actively campaigning for the next general election.

    “He basically made comparisons to the United States elections and how Barack Obama started campaigning two years before the general elections there,” a source said.

    Friday, August 14, 2009

  2. @Objective Thought
    In regards to your questions on PLP MPs showing at the town meetings I feel it would be counter productive bcos the save saunders beach cpmmittee is bi partisan.Many FNMs are affected by t6he stupid policy of the Govt,and only want justice from a party that they foolishly supported.The way the meetings are going right now is just ok bcos even though some rabid supporters of the FNM are trying to make it red against bloe this has backfired and its all due to the common sense approach taken by the Leaders in the PLP.Mr Christie to his credit held a press conference and stated that the PLP as a party does not support the container port project.This is a clear message to the investors of the project that when the Govt is changed all deals are off the table.

  3. @Tristan
    Everyone who visits this site knows that I support PC as the leader of the PLP.. I especially supported him to stay on for at least 2-3 years to defend his govt’s policies and he has done so..(He did not go into hiding like HI did. He believed in the policies of his govt. and he defended them!!)

    There are many issues going on in this country today and most of us have no idea where the PLP stands on these issues! We can’t hear enough coming from our Chairlady or more importantly our leader! PLPs want to know where their party stands on the issues facing us today…

    Now, I don’t know how our leader and Chairman expect to be voted in again at our convention when the majority of us have no idea what their views are on many of the issues that we face today.. How can they lead us if they don’t seem to know what’s going on??

    I have been out to several Town Meetings held by the govt. and others and I have never seen our leader or Chairman.. Fitzgerald started his group and hardly any of the MPs in his own party actually come out to support him. Whether they support his views or not, they should come out and support their fellow man!!! Show some TOGETHERNESS!!!

    I still think that PC is a good leader and will win the leadership post against almost anyone who contests him.. I don’t think that Paul Moss will put up much of a challenge to PC. Well, at least not at this time!! But I must say that if BJ goes up against PC for the leadership position, I will support BJ because PC seems to be too complacent!!! If PC does not speak up now, no one will listen to him later!!

  4. Go Perry Go

    1. The “Prince of Poinciana Hill ;

    Paul Lawrence Adderley (If you will);

    Still walks the land in big league shoes;

    Paul’s wisdom always tops the news;

    2. Witness, ‘though many years have pass’d,

    “Prince” Paul still yields advice to last!

    Oh yes, Bahamas must recall

    When Pindling “Staggered”,

    Paul stood tall!

    3. Fast forward. Christie’s flame is dying;

    His lamp is dim, he is declining;

    He’s weak, no longer is he fit;

    “Prince” Paul now says with focused wit:

    4. “Exit ahead, Christie your gas is low.

    In the name of God, Go Perry Go!

    By: Etienne L. Farquharson

    Writing from “Paul Moss Country” – Grand Bahama.

    “It could be verse”2009.

    All rights reserved

  5. Objective Thought…The then PM had good advisors but did he listen to them. He was advised to call an election in November 2006 when the PLP was still the favoured party but no he decided to call elections 6 weeks or was forced to say May 2. You can recall us waiting to hear when the elections was goin to be called. The PLP would be governing if elections was called when it was advised for him to do so. The Leader knows what he is doing and the PLP will follow him where ever he goes. I just hope what happened in 2007 will not repeat it self.

  6. It wont be senible and logical and smart and common but dumb and stupid and rediculous if we elect Hubert Alexander Ingraham as Leader of the FNM and Prime Minister of The Bahamas.

  7. Bozo, will be able to beat Hubert Ingraham in 2012! The prime minister has clearly shown, that he is, a good times prime minister!

  8. The only person with the strength to challenge Perry and beat Hubert at the polls is Big Bad Bradley Roberts. From what I can see he is the most popular politician on the social network and the people know that he will not cave in to no one. Plus the fact that he resigned from the politics prior to the last elections which the PLP lost speaks well in his favor.

  9. Boy Finley i don’t know what they dealing with. Them PLPs no matter who they put there, they can’t beat Hubert.

  10. If you guys want Christie to go, make him an offer of a ‘package’, then promise him the job of GG…..

  11. Rad :
    On the we agree. A balanced individual with fresh perspective, experience and clear vision to steer us through this most difficult time and beyond
    [Reply]

    And one who listens to the voice of the people and is willing to serve!!! NOT like the one whom we have now who thinks that we are his servants!!

  12. TROY GARVEY :
    WHY IS IT THAT PPL SAY PERRY AND HUBERT HAVE TO GO AND SOMEONE IS CHALLENGING MR.CHRISTIE AND ALL IN SUNDRY EXCEPT A FEW,ARE UP IN ARMS ABOUT IT???IF MR.CHRISTIE IS WANTED,THE PPL WILL CHOOSE HIM AT THE CONVENTION… THIS IS DEMOCRACY AT IT’S BEST MY BROTHERS N SISTERS.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND THE BALZ TO CHALLENGE THE OTHER PERSON IN THE OTHER PARTY…THEN WE WILL REALLY SEE THE TRUE LEADERSHIP AT WORK…
    CHANGE IS ON IT’S WAY…STAY TUNED///
    OBJECTIVE THOUGHT WE WILL GET YOU ON THIS RUN CAUSE I KNOW YOU READY FOR CHANGE BRO.
    [Reply]

    I have spoken to Paul Moss a few months ago and gave him my full support if mother Pratt had decided to be a candidate in the next election and not quit as she promised… But I am NOT with him on this mission and I will tell him so when I see him again.. I usually see him every week but I haven’t seen him in the past 3 weeks… He will have a better chance in another 5-10 years…

    Inexperience is Obama’s main problem right now!!! We don’t want to get caught in that same trap where the country is moving backwards instead of progressing…

  13. On the we agree. A balanced individual with fresh perspective, experience and clear vision to steer us through this most difficult time and beyond

  14. So why is HI shuffling his cabinet once again. This will be the third Attorney General in less than 2 and a half years and NOT even one was elected by the people!!

    What a shame for a govt that said that it has the best group of MPs ever elected in the history of the Bahamas (well, I know that is NOT so but many actually believe that lie)!!!!!

  15. TROY GARVEY :
    @Rad
    I really can imagine what the talk around town was about 45-50 yrs ago when the LATE SIR LYNDEN was campaigning to take over this country!!! They probably called him crazy too because noone knew him either but he became known…..WATCH OUT FOR THE SNOWBALL RAD!!!!!!!
    [Reply]

    This is not 45-50 years ago!!! We are smarter and the majority of us prefer experience over youth!!!

  16. MOE needs to start facilitating psych tests to weed out these perverts during the screening process!!!

  17. THERE IS ANOTHER TEACHER IN QUESTION OF MOLESTATION,THIS TIME IT’S AT JACK HAYWARD…SHAME,SHAME,SHAME…

  18. ALL THEY HAVE THIS FOR IS A GAME OF MUSICAL CHAIRS,AND WHILE THEY PLAYING GAMES THE PPL SUFFERING…I MEAN,YOU COULD’NT SAY IT ANY BETTER ABOUT THEM 2 MINISTERS RAD…I GUESS THEY HAVE THIS URGE, THAT THEIR TIME IS LIMITED AND EVERYBODY GETTING A TASTE OF THE SO CALLED LEADERSHIP PIE…LOL

  19. @Troy

    FNM fears that without MUGABE they have nothing. The house on FOUR cream cans and leaning to the side will fall!

    Just take a look at the two ministers rotating the role of acting PM – noth at the heart of two of the largest controversies in government today!

  20. WHY IS IT THAT PPL SAY PERRY AND HUBERT HAVE TO GO AND SOMEONE IS CHALLENGING MR.CHRISTIE AND ALL IN SUNDRY EXCEPT A FEW,ARE UP IN ARMS ABOUT IT???IF MR.CHRISTIE IS WANTED,THE PPL WILL CHOOSE HIM AT THE CONVENTION… THIS IS DEMOCRACY AT IT’S BEST MY BROTHERS N SISTERS.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND THE BALZ TO CHALLENGE THE OTHER PERSON IN THE OTHER PARTY…THEN WE WILL REALLY SEE THE TRUE LEADERSHIP AT WORK…

    CHANGE IS ON IT’S WAY…STAY TUNED///

    OBJECTIVE THOUGHT WE WILL GET YOU ON THIS RUN CAUSE I KNOW YOU READY FOR CHANGE BRO.

  21. @Rad
    I really can imagine what the talk around town was about 45-50 yrs ago when the LATE SIR LYNDEN was campaigning to take over this country!!! They probably called him crazy too because noone knew him either but he became known…..WATCH OUT FOR THE SNOWBALL RAD!!!!!!!

  22. @troy garvey
    Paul Moss is doing the right thing.. He is travelling around and working for support unlike many other persons who seem to want leadership to drop in their laps!! I must give him respect for that.. That’s the way to do it, work for it!!

    But so far I don’t support him for leader, maybe deputy but definitely not leader…

    I must say he has courage but he is running for the wrong office!!!

  23. It was people like PC who kept him in the lime light and all of a sudden you (BP)think that he is so right when he was one of the advisers to the PM which caused the PLP to loose the election…. If he was telling PC to quit prior to the last election then and only then will I listen to him now!!!

    Otherwise he along with the others can go sit down!! People like him enjoyed the slackness when PC was in office but now they want to tear PC’s head off??? Come on BP you should be smarter than this!!

  24. I agree with Hon.Paul Adderley 100%,truly Perrys’ bridge is falling down!!!!!!!
    Perry’s Bridge Is Falling Down

    Alas, the bridge takes us nowhere;
    All sections are in disrepair;
    The columns lack,
    Are spalled and weak;
    We’re stuck,
    We can’t pass
    O’er the creek!

    And so,
    How do we get across?
    Talk to our leader.
    Ask Paul Moss!

    Time’s of the essence
    All around:
    The Perry Bridge
    Is Falling Down!

    By: Etienne L. Farquharson
    All Rights Reserved
    “It could be verse” 2009

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