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Mitchell Considers PLP Chairmanship

Fred Mitchell, Opposition Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service

Passport Press ConferencePressure is being brought to bear on former Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell to offer himself for the position of chairman in the upcoming convention of the Progressive Liberal Party.

 

The Bahama Journal understands that members of the Young Liberals and other National General Counsel members of the party have suggested that Mr. Mitchell would be the best person to chair the PLP for the foreseeable future.

 

The former Fox Hill MP who was touring several constituencies in recent weeks with PLP Interim Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis, did not dismiss the idea that he would run for the chairmanship when contacted.

 

Mr. Mitchell said yesterday , “The developments on the officers in the PLP are internal matters.” He chose not to comment further at this time.

 

It has been brought to The Journal’s attention that the other persons suggested for the chairmanship have not been able to garner the support of leading stalwart councilors and have gotten a “lukewarm” reception from many of the delegates that will be attending the convention.

 

Mr. Mitchell is thought to be an attractive candidate as he is seen to be a prolific writer and has been proactive in recent times, in assessing the performance of the government and responding to many government pronouncements and initiatives.

 

Glendon Rolle, an attorney who ran as the Progressive Liberal Party’s candidate in Long Island in the general election, announced last week that he will run for chairman of the party at its October convention.

 

Thus far, Rolle, former West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe and Senator Alex Storr have announced they will run for chairman of the party.

 

Attorneys Wayne Munroe, QC, and Damian Gomez, QC, have said they are considering running for the post.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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