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Christie Warns FNM

Former Prime Minister Perry Christie has  cautioned the Minnis’ administration on  creating legislation that could possibly divide the country.

In a rare interview  since Mr. Christie has been out of the public spotlight since resigning as Progressive Liberal Party leader in May,  he offered some advice to the current administration in an area where he admitted he may have fell down.

“The FNM must be very very careful about the extent in which they engage in policy or decision making that divides people and causes dislike and in some instances hatred.

“They must exercise the greatest care in this regard,  because governance  obliges you to be for me as a PLP,  as you are for those that are FNMs.  Make me feel like I count.

“To the extent that I may have failed to engender this in people, I have to accept that,” Mr. Christie said.

Mr. Christie  admonish  a message of unity, saying the FNM should be trying to bring the country together,  as opposed to dividing it .

“I would hope that my brothers and sisters who are now the government of The Bahamas understand  that the role they have to play must be constantly trying to unify our people.

“ They must make  people understand that there are issues that must be adopted and agreed to  by all of us.

“They must create policies that would make Minnis, Hubert Ingraham, Perry Christie sit down in one room and agree on a course  of action that is good for our country when those circumstances arise,” Mr. Christie said.

Mr. Christie’s comments came while he appeared on the Love 97 Radio Program “On Point” as he was one of several callers who spoke  of the contributions of former parliamentarian Sir Arlington Butler who died on Thursday evening.

When Mr. Christie resigned as PLP Leader in May,  he said that he  accepted full responsibility for the party’s defeat in the May 10th  general elections.

He had been relatively out of the public eye until last month at the PLP Convention where he called for political discourse that’s less coarse, defending himself against critics who have described him as delusional.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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