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Minnis Tells Davis ‘Call Police’

The nation’s chief has fired back at the leader of the opposition.  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday if the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) does indeed have evidence of corruption of persons within the Free National Movement (FNM) to report them to the authorities.

This in light of the letter that PLP Interim Leader Philip “Brave” Davis sent out earlier this week regarding criminal probes into PLP politicians, warning: “when you set out to dig a grave for your enemy, dig two.”

This being preceded by former PLP State Minister for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez who said the PLP may investigate what it suspects to be past corrupt activities by FNM politicians and submit its findings to the police for investigation.

Dr. Minnis took exception to the claims and added that the letter was simply a political ploy and quite frankly Mr. Davis did not actually want to address him.

“Whoever does wrong will be dealt with, whether its PLP or FNM once they have done wrong the laws will take their course, let the chips fall where they may.  He could give it to the police, don’t tell the press tell the police,” Dr. Minnis said.

“If he has facts don’t tell the press, go to the police.

“The leader of the opposition if he wants to speak with me he knows what to do, if he sent the letter to me and subsequently sent the letter to the press and social media.

“He’s not talking to me, he knows protocol, the phones still work, he can call me.”

When asked to respond to if he planned on meeting with Mr. Davis, the prime minister emphatically said “N-P-O.”

The prime minister also responded to if he himself feared prosecution in reference to his well-documented possession of several PHA contracts.

Dr. Minnis’ company, Leechez Investments Ltd, was awarded a two-year contract with the PHA to lease its Stat Care building in 2005.

The contract continued during Dr. Minnis’ tenure as minister of health, and as of 2015 was still valid.  Dr. Minnis has said he disclosed the contract while in office and said he had directed the PHA to find another landlord.

“My life is an open book; I have nothing to hide,” Dr. Minnis said.

“My only worry today is that my anniversary was yesterday and I forgot that is my only concern.”

The recent corruption probes have created tension between the two major political parties.

They have led the PLP to call into question the impartiality of the police force while conducting the probes.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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