Nassau, Bahamas — Perry Christie and his band PLPs remind us of an old biblical story found in 1Kings chapter 22. The chapter reads into an allegory now being played out in the organization. It is the story of a prophet’s warning to the King of Israel advising him not war with the Syrians. But he refused to listen to the revelation of the prophet.
Everywhere you go PLPs young and old are telling Christie he cannot do battle with Hubert. Everywhere he turns he hears the echoes of CHANGE! Everywhere he enters he hear people saying, from Grand Bahama in the north to Acklins in the south, he can’t beat Hubert, that he’s too old, that the country needs youthful leadership; but Christie wouldn’t listen.
The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report delivered a blow to Christie. He decided to reject the report. And just like the King of Israel in the biblical text, he put the advice aside. The report outlined Christie’s weakness as the main reason for the PLP sitting in opposition. In a nutshell it described the leader of the PLP as ineffective, lazy and WUTLESS!
Bahamas Press is advised that two senior members of the Progressive Liberal Party after reading the report told Christie that he must begin his exit from the party sooner rather than later. But again he refuses to listen. The young people of the party are calling for his resignation and is telling the aging party leader to “ROLLOUT”! But he refuses to heed.
Now we’re hearing word that Christie has commissioned a second survey, which confirms that if the election was called in The Bahamas today, the PLP will win every seat in New Providence. Only a lying prophet, and in this case a survey, can reveal such a thing. This report has Christie jumping. Dusting off his rusted crown. He’s now acting as if elections will be held tomorrow, and is forgetting elections are 3 years away.
And so like the King of Israel in that biblical story, Christie will now gather his more than 400 lying prophets [PLP Stalwarts and delegates] at his party’s October convention to echo a second false prophesy. He only wishes to hear that he’s the man to once again lead the PLP into battle with the Syrians [FNM]. He like that King of Israel wants to hear that he’s the man who can beat Hubert Ingraham in 2012. We know he will attempt to ride a wave with this new report at the Party’s convention because to him this is news he wants to share.
But anyone who knows Bahamian politics like we do will know the report is just another scheme perpetrated Christie. Has anyone seen Michael Pintard’s production ‘Count it Again’? The play outlines the current traits of the Bahamian voter. Today’s electorate wears both party colours and hold in each hand a party flag. These are the voters who say, “YOU IS THE MAN!” to your face and behind your back ‘cuss’ you when the door closes. PLPs should remember this is still The Bahamas, not Atlanta’s CNN. We never do the polling thing well.
What the PLP should doing is making sure that there is not a repeat of fraudulent ballots or illegal voters voting in 2012 as many did in 2007. NOTHING has been done to reform the voting process. And to this very day no one in the PLP has called for the removal of Errol Bethel.
And so the King of Israel went to battle with Syria, he took no heed from the warnings of the prophet. The seer had told him: I see Israel scattered like a sheep on the hills without a leader! But the King went anyway and was the first to be taken out by the Syrians. He died from a sole spear to his chest. And the story went; as they washed his red blood from his chariot, the dogs came and lick it.
Bahamas WE NEED CHANGE!!!!!!