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Pintard Accused PLP of Buying Votes

There were lots of political blows thrown over the weekend past as the two major parties, the
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Free National Movement (FNM,) encouraged
constituents to vote for their respective candidate when the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-
election was held on Wednesday.
From the weekend, FNM leader Michael Pintard accused the PLP of buying votes, which is
prohibited under law.
While at a rally in Bimini on Saturday, Mr. Pintard alleged that members of the PLP had $1,000
in t-shirts which they gave out at the opening of the new Obadiah Wilchcombe government
complex in West Grand Bahama.
Well, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell challenged Mr. Pintard to take his “unfounded” claims of
vote buying to the police or publicly withdraw them.
Meanwhile, asked by a local daily if the FNM has proof of the PLP vote buying in the West
Grand Bahama and Bimini constituency FNM Chairman Dr. Duane Sands said, “No categorical
proof,” but said they are convinced that vote buying is happening.
He said the FNM received reports of vote buying efforts from witnesses.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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