Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, who recently claimed that a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporter threatened to kill him, has withdrawn his death threat complaint.
The alleged threat was made during an FNM Grill n’ Chill event in North Abaco.
Dr. Minnis immediately filed a complaint with police and they arrested the suspect.
On Wednesday, Dr. Minnis appeared before a stipendiary & circuit magistrate in Marsh Harbour and got the court’s permission to withdraw his complaint of an alleged death threat.
Former FNM Chairman Carl Bethel said the FNM leader was “moved to do so” when it became apparent that the defendant would lose his job as a result of the matter.
Mr. Bethel said Dr. Minnis did not wish to cause any hardship on the defendant.
In the run-up to the May 7 General Election then Bamboo Town MP and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney complained to police that he had received death threats.
Several men allegedly approached Mr. McCartney at his Village Road law firm office and threatened him.