Nassau, Bahamas — There is another mounting scandal and possible thievery emerging from the offices of a political candidate in eastern New Providence. Bahamas Press reports the incident confirms damming story of a modern-day heist involving a candidate of the Democratic National Alliance and a fire and brimstone preacher in southern New Providence.
We can report this time it is not the government’s BAIC office, where Edison Key accused DNA leader Branville McCarrtney last week, of soliciting funds to do legal work for the Corporation while he sat in Cabinet. This latest incident involves the sale of a defective vehicle to a high priest in the Bahamian religious community, and here’s what we know.
Bahamas Press can tell you DNA candidate, Ben Albury, may be the next DNA member to drop out of the race as the minister of the gospel is set to take him to court. Papers set to be filed in the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, by the Nation’s Chief Apostle, Rev. Dr. Leon Wallace, against Bahamas Bus and Truck’s and its manager [Albury], after selling the preacher a $50,000 [fifty thousand dollars] BMW, which had a factory default.
This incredible Sunday news has now hit the press at BP, and is now being carried live around the world.
In a telephone conversation with the popular television pastor of the Voice of Deliverance Ministries, Rev. Wallace said he purchased the vehicle over a year ago and has yet to enjoy a decent ride after paying the ‘fifty-gees’ to Albury for it.
“I went to Bahamas Bus and Truck and was served by Mr. Albury who told me he had a vehicle I would be interested in. In then showed me a BMW, which he said was going for $50,000. I asked him if he could do any better, and he flatly turned down a better offer,” Apostle Wallace said.
“I therefore went to the bank, got a loan for the vehicle and delivered the cheque and bought the car. Three days after that transaction took place the vehicle shut down and for the now over one year, the car has been parked in Leo Auto for repairs.
“I have tried every way possible to have this matter resolved with Mr. Albury but he has refused to come to an understanding. And now I am stuck with a car that I have yet to enjoy, paid Bus and Truck over $50,000; was advised that the car needed a new engine and then paid an additional $9,500 to have that new engine installed and to this day the car is still not working and is parked in the mechanic shop.”
Bahamas Press has learnt legal teams for Apostle Wallace are set to file papers in the Supreme Court on the matter, which if not settled, could cause the auto company and its manager more than $100,000 in settlements.
Albury is the DNA candidate for Montagu and all attempts by Bahamas Press to make contact with the dealer were fruitless, and have raised further questions as to who appointed and vetted the candidates running in the DNA.
The Chief Apostle may order all his 13 branch churches to turn down their plates in fasting against the DNA Party following the scandal, which could spell trouble for the DNA even before the race can begin.
Meanwhile, Apostle Wallace is set to speak to hard-line FNMs at its 40th Anniversary Celebration Service of the Party at the Cathedral in Malcolm Allotment East. Keynote speaker for the 3pm event will be the Nation’s Chief, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Apostle Wallace is expected to deliver a message under the theme: ‘Do Not Be Distracted’.