Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has denied tabloid reports that he is getting set to resign from his top post for health reasons.
Reports surfaced in yesterday’s Punch that Mr. Roberts would step down due to health and personal reasons and said he decided to retire after spending several days in hospital two weeks ago.
The tabloid claimed that doctors advised Mr. Roberts to reduce his stress levels.
During a telephone interview with the Bahama Journal yesterday, the PLP chairman dismissed reports that he will step down as party chairman next month and called media reports “utter lies and mischief.”
“Those claims are absolute hogwash,” said Mr. Roberts who took grave offence to the claims.
“This kind of hogwash usually comes from that paper, which prints absolute funk.”
In fact, Mr. Roberts said he had a simple medical procedure for a condition, which is not life threatening or in any way debilitating.
“I recently had a thyroid removed,” he said. “Following the removal of the thyroid I took a three-week vacation. I just returned on the weekend and I am fit as a fiddle.”
Mr. Roberts insisted that he has no major health issues, which he said proves the tabloid was only reaching for what he called a “senseless non-story.”
When asked whether he would again be offering himself for the party’s chairmanship whenever the PLP holds its next national convention, Mr. Roberts said he would cross that bridge when the time comes.
The paper also said Alex Storr was reportedly being lined up to replace Mr. Roberts as chairman at the end of September.
Mr. Roberts denied those claims as well.