Here is a story first PUBLISHED ON BAHAMAS PRESS ON JUNE 23rd, 2011 – READ FOR YOURSELVES!!!!!
Multiple Sources within the cabinet have confirmed this story. We ask the WUTLESS MEDIA, why they refuse to talk to PAPA or Brent!
BP is advised that PAPA is on a witch-hunt for the leaker. MUMS THE WORD COMING OUT OF THE CABINET, but the damage is done. BP has eyes and ears inside and outside the room on top and under the floors of the room.
WE STAND BY OUR STORY and the truth shall set us FREE!
Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Press is reporting from Rawson Square this afternoon. Hubert ‘Papa’ Ingraham let out his preschool early today [Cabinet]. The Cabinet meeting today was very brief, as Ingraham has not fully recovered from the shock of the announcement that his deputy, Brent Symonette, will not offer as a candidate in the upcoming General Elections.
A source close to the situation has informed BP, that Mr. Symonette advised Mr. Ingraham a couple of hours prior to the Cabinet Meeting of last week. We are told the brief conversation on the telephone between Mr. Ingraham and Mr. Symonette was tense but cordial. We are told Mr. Ingraham wanted assurances that Mr. Symonette would not resign from the Cabinet and as an MP with it being so close to General Elections.
Our source confirmed Mr. Symonette told the Prime Minister that he was a team player and would not jeopardize the party.
We can confirm the real reason for Mr. Symonette’s decision to not offer again as a candidate, was due to Mr. Symonette’s wife feeling that her husband was highly disrespected by Mr. Ingraham to American officials.
She is said to have told close friends, “Brent can buy and sell Hubert Ingraham 100 times over, and he does not have to put up with such uncouth and nasty behaviour from the likes of the PM.”
Mr. Symonette is said to be one of the wealthiest Bahamians and has financial interest in a number of companies throughout the country.
A high-ranking officer of the FNM apparatchik told BP, “The FNM today, is not the same Party of POP Symonette, and while Brent has the means he could never walk in his father’s shoes. Ingraham has completely gutted the party and has brought in all ‘Ingrahmites’.”
We recall when Mr. Symonette resigned as Attorney General after disagreeing with Papa; Mr. Symonette was said to have faxed his resignation letter to ZNS without Mr. Ingraham’s prior approval. The fax was said to have been received in the office of Martin Albury then a news director at ZNS, who was out of office at the time. His office door was locked and it was said that Papa instructed the staff to “Broke the door down” to retrieve the fax and issued a directive that no office doors were to be locked.
We also recall the incident back in May of 2002 shortly after the stinging defeat of the FNM at the polls. Only a hand full of MPs were elected to sit in opposition. The handpicked successors to Mr. Ingraham: Tommy Turnquest and Dion Foulkes – the dream team – were seat less dreamers.
A high-level meeting was held to elect a leader of the opposition at the Turnquest’s palatial estate on Harold Road on a Sunday evening. The attendees included Tommy Turnquest, Dion Foulkes, Brent Symonette, Kenneth Russell, and Alvin Smith. They could not come to a consensus as to the person to lead the FNM. A call was placed to Papa as the attendees listened on speakerphone while Papa spoke.
Kenneth Russell, who was aptly referred to by Mother Pratt as an “Uncircumcised Philistine” after lying on her in the House of Assembly, wanted to know why he should not be leader? Papa allegedly replied to him, “because ya too stupid.”
At this time Mr. Symonette asked, “What about me?” Papa was said to have answered, “You too F*%$#*&G white!”
Papa then decided Alvin Smith would be head of HR Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and Tommy Turnquest as leader of the Party, as he selected the two weakest links. It was always Papa’s intention to return as head of the FNM.
We now fast forward to 2006 when Mr. Ingraham staged the coup d’état on Tommy Turnquest and lied to him right up to the day of nomination. Senior members of the FNM told us, Frank Watson and CA Smith asked Mr. Symonette to offer for Party Chairman as he could be good at fundraising, however, Mr. Symonette had loftier goals and ‘seeked-out’ a close confidant of Papa to see if Papa would have any objections to him as deputy leader.
The confidant was said to have told Mr. Symonette that he could offer for any position in the Party as Papa did not have a slate of candidates and was only interested in the leadership.
Shortly after the Party’s election of officers at Convention, Ingraham told the Press the deputy leader of the Party does not necessarily mean he would be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
We applaud Mr. Symonette for finally taking a stance against Papa and has finally become weary of being talked to like a ‘lil’ boy. We would hope that others in the Cabinet would finally man up.
We are told that Tommy Turnquest and his first cousin Dr. Duane Sands are now eyeing the St. Anne’s seat, as they both require a safe seat in order to win.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, Papa is said to be on a witch-hunt to find out who in his Cabinet has leaked the information to the Punch. Well, we have news for him, what goes around comes around. He appears to be losing the trust of his ministers, while he call others weak.
Well MA BRUDDA, this is a first step on the road to the agony of defeat. We wonder why the WUTLESS Tribune and Guardian did not go and look for Mr. Symonette or Papa this time to see if the story of his exit in politics is true or not. We wonder why?