PLP Party Leader Perry Christie will address a press conference this morning at 11AM and respond to Hubert Ingraham. PLP candidate Ryan Pinder stand alongside his Party leader.
Nassau, Bahamas — Ryan Pinder has won the majority of the votes in the by-election in Elizabeth. Nevertheless, this morning Duane Sands was on Bahamas at Sunrise punch drunk telling the public, he’s the member–elect for Elizabeth, far from it.
- 1) No winner has been declared in the Elizabeth by- election.
- 2) Ryan Pinder has polled 1504 votes Duane Sands has polled 1501
- 3) An Election court is necessary to determine a winner because 5 of the voters who cast their votes for Pinder votedprotest ballot and only the court can therefore, investigate those voters and declare a winner. on a
For what reason the candidate of the FNM would stand on the TV and LIE about his status following the election is dangerously undemocratic and shamefully distasteful.
In 2008 Supreme Court Senior Justice Anita Allen and Justice Jon Isaacs, who presided over the Pinewood election court case, noted in their ruling that certain procedures ought to be put in place to ensure the integrity of the register. The justices labeled the department as having “egregious failures”.
However, Ingraham’s response to the justices was that nothing is wrong with the process and that the FNM had won the government fear and square. Ingraham did nothing to rectify the problems.
When Bahamas Press raised concerns over the fact that some 700 persons on the register in Elizabeth could not be found it was Hubert Ingraham who said publicly he had all the confidence in the world in the integrity of the register. His candidate said he saw nothing wrong with the register and agreed he was going with it. And from day one of the discoveries of PLP election manager, Bernard Nottage, wrote an epistle arguing over the integrity of the register in the constituency.
However, now that young Ryan Pinder numbers have exceeded Sands, suddenly something is wrong with the register and the department.
Bahamas Press warned Ingraham in October 2007 about our concerns about the Parliamentary Commissioner and his department. He fired everyone but kept Errol Bethel in place.
So now don’t complain Hubert, take ya lickings like a man!