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Ingraham To Speak Tomorrow- Former PM Expected To Formally Resign

The Free National Movement (FNM) announced in a statement last evening that its former leader and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham will make a public statement on his pending retirement from frontline politics tomorrow.

Mr. Ingraham, the current Member of Parliament for North Abaco, has not been seen much publicly since leading his party to a crushing defeat at the polls on May 7.

The former prime minister was heavily criticised for his abrupt departure and subsequent absence from the Speech from the Throne during the Opening of Parliament.

After the FNM lost the election, Mr. Ingraham announced a short time later that he would resign as party leader and that he would not take up his seat in parliament.

Mr. Ingraham, who has held a seat in parliament since 1977, later said that he would formally step down from politics on July 19, the day that marked the 35-year anniversary of his election to the House of Assembly.

Since returning to private life, the former prime minister has reopened in law office at Cable Beach and another on Abaco.

In the last few days, Mr. Ingraham has embarked on a farewell tour across North Abaco where he has been thanking residents there for their nearly four decades of support.

The FNM, which only won nine of the 38 seats in parliament, has still not named a candidate to contest the North Abaco seat.

The former prime minister is expected to address the media in the Minority Room of the House of Assembly on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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