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Marco City MP Resigns from PLP

Member of Parliament for Marco City Greg Moss announced in the House of Assembly yesterday that he intends to resign immediately from the Progressive Liberal Party.

Moss said he is not pleased with the present operation of the PLP, therefore he will resign.

“By the time I come back to this House Mr. Speaker, you are going to be required to exercise your discretion under Rule 23 Sub 3 (of parliamentary rules) regarding the seating of members in this House because tonight I’m going to resign as a member of the PLP,” Moss said.

He said he will present his resignation letter today to Prime Minister Perry Christie and the chairman of the PLP.

“I cannot continue with this party in the manner with which it is operating. I strongly encourage the party to look not at window dressing, but at changes,” Moss said. “We clearly have a problem with leadership both at the executive level and at a party level. I’ll follow my conscience on this Mr. Speaker and I will ask to be reseated.”

Moss has not announced his intention to join any other political party and he will become an independent member of parliament.

He is one of at least three MPs who have expressed their disillusionment with the governing party. The others are Dr. Andre Rollins, MP for Fort Charlotte and Renward Wells MP for Bamboo Town.

Moss, who has been a maverick member of parliament since he was elected in the 2012 general election, has been at odds with the government on a variety of issues.

He was made to resign as chairman of the National Insurance Board after he contradicted a statement made by Prime Minister Perry Christie that he was not in possession of the NIB credit card.

At the time, there were allegations made by former NIB director Algernon Cargill that Moss was abusing his privileges as chairman of the board.

The Marco City MP also took the government to task in the debates for the introduction of value-added tax.

In his contribution on the matter, Moss said he could not support VAT because it was against the philosophy of the PLP.

On the matter of constitutional reform, he was particularly strident in his attack on the constitutional bills, insisting that the government clarify the word “sex” in the bill before parliament.

The Bahama Journal confirmed that Moss has not cooperated with the government in its Urban Renewal programme in Grand Bahama and has called into question the accounting for the programme in Grand Bahama.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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