Nassau, Bahamas — There is breaking news developing inside the Elizabeth Constituency. Sources confirmed to Bahamas Press Perry Christie will back Jerome Fitzgerald as the candidate to contest the upcoming by-election.
Bahamas Press can now confirm a by-election will be called in the constituency in the first weeks of January. We’ve learned Justice Cheryl Albury will expire her tenure on the Bench on December 31st, making way for Malcolm Adderley to take up the post on the bench.
Adderley we can say will resign from Parliament in the early days of January and make way for a hotly contested by-election. Sources deep inside the belly of the PLP noted that a number of names have already begun flying around including Craig Butler, who has worked out of the constituency since 2007.
The source said, “Ryan Pinder is the only PLP I believe who can win the seat for the Party. His father’s connection to the area along with his ability to generate the funds needed to win puts the PLP into the position to retain the seat. However, it appears the party’s leadership is prepared to hand the seat over to a more senior member of the PLP.”
Hubert Ingraham we know has instructed contractor Floyd Wilmott, who was recently given an $8.6 million contract to build a facility at Sandilands, to hire all workers from the Elizabeth constituency.
A source in the FNM told BP, “We are going into that by-election to win and you should know Carl Bethel who cannot be seen nowhere is already on the ground.”