In the face of being criticized by a member of his own political party who currently sits in the very position that he once occupied, Raynard Rigby, past Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) chairman, yesterday told The Bahama Journal, that the words of his colleague are laughable.
On Monday, present PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts, bashed Mr. Rigby regarding his comments that conflict of interest claims made by the party against opposition leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis were erroneous and irresponsible.
According to Mr. Roberts, even if he needed legal representation for a cat, he would not award the job to the past PLP chairman.
“I am not interested in representing his cat,” said Mr. Rigby. “I am not going to give him (Mr. Roberts) the satisfaction. The kind of politics that I would be interested in engaging in, is not the politics of Bradley Roberts.”
Dr. Minnis has come under heavy criticism regarding his company, Leechez Investments Limited, which has rented its stat care building to the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), from 2005 to the present.
That arrangement, remained intact even through Dr.Minnis’tenure as minister of health from 2007-2012, and is still, presently in place.
The conflict of interest, being pointed out, has been Dr. Minnis financially benefitting from the rental monies of the building, despite the agreement being in place prior to Dr. Minnis entering politics.
Mr. Rigby isn’t the only member of the PLP to defend Dr. Minnis.
Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller has also recently come to the defense of the opposition leader, calling on other members of the party to stop being petty and concentrate on the real issues facing the country.
Dr. Minnis has maintained that there is no conflict of interest and that the allegations are an attempt to smear his character.