Statement By Maynard-Gibson
I have been informed that tonight at the FNM political rally in St. Annes’ the Prime Minister referred to a visit that he made to my late Father, Sir Clement Maynard, at his residence during his illness. Falsely, the Prime Minister claimed that I told him that I was glad that he is in charge of the country during these tough times.
The Prime Minister did visit my late Father during his illness. The truth of the Prime Minister’s statement ends there. At no time then or since did I express to the Prime Minister, or any one else, that I am happy that he is in charge during these tough times.
I am appalled, but not surprised, that the Prime Minister would cause our family to relive the painful memory of our late Father’s illness on a campaign platform in his attempt to be reelected. This is certainly a new low in Bahamian politics.
Out of respect for my Mother and my family, I would expect that such an episode would never reoccur.