Nassau, Bahamas — Sources deep in the bowels of the Free National Movement confirmed to Bahamas Press a by-election in the Elizabeth constituency is slated for 2010. The source also revealed the most likely candidate to carry the Party’s banner to replace Malcolm Adderley will be His Excellency Joshua Sears, the former Bahamian Ambassador to the OAS and America.
The source also tells us Adderley, who is serving as Chairman of the Gaming Board since 2007, will replace Justice Cheryl Albury whose term on the bench has expired.
Bahamas Press has learned Albury’s application for an extension will be rejected as Ingraham gets set to test the water and force a by-election.
The eminent resignation has already begun a flurry of political movements on the ground, particularly in the Elizabeth constituency.
We’ve learn in the FNM camp, Chairman Carl Bethel is already ordering material and is overseeing the hiring of workers in the government’s temporary work programme. We’ve also seen FNM iron lady Sandra Knowles whisked in place at the helm of the Nassau Guardian, to begin the control of content for the government propaganda machinery through its political newspaper toy.
Sources in the PLP tell us, “We are not a bit surprise by this move by Malcolm, for some time now it has been speculated that he will cross the floor. However, he should know whenever he vacates his seat following any snap election, the seat will remain in the hands of the PLP.”
Bahamas Press learned also yesterday Ryan Pinder, son of the former PLP Cabinet Minister Marvin Pinder, will most likely receive the nod for the seat if a by-election is called.
Bahamas Democratic Movement leader Cassius Stuart told BP, “We will be ready to contest the by-election if, and whenever it is called.
“The People of The Bahamas are tired of these two directionless parties who have offered nothing but self–indulgence and chaos to our nation. The time has come for a new direction.”
The BDM leader confirmed its standard barrier for Elizabeth is political newcomer, Bernard Rolle, and confirmed Mr. Rolle’s presence on the ground in the constituency is already being felt.